blood

when I told my
     sisters you had
          written me a letter
               and signed your name
with blood
                    they just cracked
up, she said.

                         oh, I said,
                              I’m glad they
                                   liked it.

          oh yes, she said,
               now they want to read
your
books.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1975
Source
Original manuscript
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