poetry is what happens
when nothing else
can.
- CB, writing, The Flash Of Lightning Behind The Mountain

inspired by Charles Bukowski
my poetry
might not be
poetry
by definition,
if one even exists;
it's inspired by
real life,
style similar to that
of Mr. Charles B.
it's not that I even
like his stuff -
it's all
death, and sex,
and domestic violence,
and that doesn't interest me.
well,
maybe the sex,
a little.
but we write in a similar manner,
is all.
he's dead,
you know;
for the longest time,
I didn't.
must be nice
to go on living
thru your work,
even after you're gone.
that's one way
to immortalize yourself.
thanks, Chuck.

TMK 6.13.2005