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Charles Bukowski
by Kathleen A Keena

Friday, October 08, 2010
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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 Charles Bukowski

 

An actor I knew used to see Charles Bukowski,

early 70's, stumbling through the downtown streets of L.A.

muttering to himself.

I don't recall if he said he had a paper bag, but

Let's give him the bag.

 

So there he is, 

blinding midday L.A. sun,

over the uneven sidewalks 

as another artist, the actor, watches

from some safe window.

 

Bukowski's speech is staccatoed

by the drunken emphasis he gives

the least appropriate words.

 

And he is assaulting the language,

make a verbal disgrace

of everything everyone's ever stood for

as his rant continues.

 

The actor, who admires the incoherent

brilliance of self destruction,

decides to inhabit his darkness. 

 

 

Kathleen Keena

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Reviewed by steve Chering 10/8/2010
I detect a novel..looming...interesting write.
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