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All of My New Books are Old.

Years ago
was this woman
who got turned on
when I read her Bukowski,
she didn’t like his writing
except when I read it,
I’d get this voice
just so
and I’d nail those words
just as they needed to be said,
I understood some of them I guess

I’d slip some of my own stuff in there,
and that would really get her going.

I’d read and read
and pause for a swig of wine,
then I’d watch her legs
her, moving her ankles just so
me, turning the page

I got it right a few times
when I wrote my own stuff,
I guess sometimes I still do

It’s the easiest and the hardest
thing to do
just to get it right
a few times.
Posted 07/24/11
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