there was this thread on twitter against bukowski

all these so called educated people talking about how much they hated him

it made me curious how much theyd read

but surprisingly they had lots of examples of how bad he was

terrible examples, of course, because everything they posted was beautiful

and real

and true.

it just shows to go ya half the world isn’t gonna love you

no matter who you are.

no matter what you do.

no matter what you write down, or experience, or battle through

bukowski was living in the worst part of skid row

and he died a millionaire.


and it was the opposite of top 40

it was dirty and grimy and lots of times he painted himself out as the villain

and for sure not heroically.

that alone is worthy of praise

but i didnt wanna fight em.

some things you cannot debate to the madding crowd