Alex Cigale

He paid for it, to have his pregnant wife
rubbed out, bludgeoned thirteen times to death
with a candelabra, then placed in a car wreck.
Daughter of a widowed roustabout, without
a dowry, by now a dowager, no doubt
a doppleganger: the Crime of the Century.
Dowser, Mauser, deader than a doornail.