strictly bullshit:

now
there’s a new one
going around
telling people
that
I
was responsible
for him
not getting
published
by
THE BLACK VULTURE PRESS.

there have been
at least
three
who have claimed
this.

well, luckily, I
don’t have to
read manuscripts
nor
advise upon those
submitted to
THE BLACK VULTURE PRESS

but
if I did
I would have rejected
all three
along with
at least a dozen
other
dandies
who did make it
there.

that’s why I could
never
edit or publish
this
literary
gang.

at least
at the track
I can lay it
on something
that might show me
some fight
and
some run.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1985
Source
Original manuscript
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