Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Poem For Bukowski--A New Poem

A Poem For Bukowski

hey, Hank—
this is me
not trying;
putting one word
after another
after another;
keeping it simple,
shooting it straight.

maybe not
like you did—
I didn’t have
a whiskey bottle
or even a
beer bottle
next to me
as I write
just the desire
to put it
all down
whether anybody
cares to read it
or not.

I don’t even know
if you would
have read it
or not
when you were
even then,
it wouldn’t have
you always said,
it’s all about
the words
and as with you,
for me,
that is

© 2011 Joseph Powell

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