from the Dept. of English:

we are surprised
you used to lead with the left
then throw a left hook followed by an
overhand right
we liked that
but we like your new way too:
where you can’t tell where it’s coming
from.
to change your style, well, when you’re
not exactly a kid
anymore,
I think that takes some
doing
anyhow, enough of this.
we’re taking the poems
and, by the way,
you are one of the poets selected for
study
in our Contemporary Poetry Series…


no shit, baby?
well, suck my
balls.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1991
Source
Original manuscript