I like him just how l like Bukowski:

with a mix of wonder

and disdain.


Bukowski is better though

He likes his booze and writes like Bukowski

throwing curse words around with skill,

acting as if he didn’t give a shit.

Someone once said to me: “He just has short man syndrome”

but I think there are darker ghosts in his past-

I met them all, in fact

the night he slept in my bed.