my turn

the male reviewer writes that he
misses the poems about
the drinking bouts and the hard
women and the low
life.

the female reviewer writes that
all I write about
is drinking and puking and
women
and a life nobody would
ever care
about.

their reviews are
on the same page
and are about
the same book

and
this is a poem
about
book reviewers.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1985
Source
Original manuscript