25 cents worth

a bad review in a metropolitan
daily can disenchant your
day,
the problem being that
one viewpoint
need not be
accurate
but when that daily sells
over a million
copies
many people are going to
accept
that critic’s
evaluation
simply because it is
the only one that
they will
read.

then
they’ll turn to
the comic
section
if they haven’t
been there
already.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1990
Source
Original manuscript