she is the woman who wrote “Push”
otherwise known as “Precious”.
she was very sweet and still i was nervous to say something
that i was pretty sure either she wouldnt believe
or would be very happy to hear.
“ive only read like 5 books all the way through over the last 5 years
and yours was one of them.”
we know this because he never sweated the small stuff
he took his time.
he hit his stride in his 50s.
for years he lived just blocks away from where i write you tonight.
on warm nights like tonight i bet he would do just what we’re all doing
prop up the window, fire up the xbox
and watch don draper on netflix
struggle with his riches.
theres nights when im all how did bukowski deal with crap like this
and then theres nights like tonight.