Hank on Poetry

The most articulate, honest and straightforward view on not only poetry but writing I have ever heard.

Bukowski does not hold back and that is why I love him and his writing. I have been trying my hand at poetry for a while now and I feel the same way. Preach it Hank!

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Gang of Fools

The genius of people collapse
when confronted alone
in a doorway

between two walls;
the smug thoughts of lies
pollute the air of
common sense.

the indecent dance of hatred,
the inarticulate screams
of treachery

of thievery

of violence
which billow from below
only manages to spotlight
their
stupidity

fake tears of a man
never fully loved,
when neither
drunk
nor high,
like a pin prick is

dangerous

Never listening to
what the average man
knows,
not caring about
what the average woman
understands

Their love is only for themselves
and their
voices

(Cross-posted at http://blog.seattlepi.com/litriffs/)