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Reflections on the Centennial of Charles Bukowski (Part 3)





Reflections on the Centennial of Charles Bukowski  (Part 3)




who you are





always swim against the tide

in a compliant sea of puking conformity

drink beer with peanut butter sandwiches

and avoid long-term commitment

or responsibility



you’ve nothing to lose —

except your voice

particularly



and, in general,

the bunghole of

creation



so know your limitations,

and what all your betrayed lovers know —

you just mind find out



who you are.




Michael C. Seeger







Michael lives with his lovely wife, Catherine, and still-precocious 16 year-old daughter, Jenetta, in a house with a magnificent Maine Coon (Jill) and two high-spirited Chihuahuas (Coco and Blue). He is an educator (like his wife) residing in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, California. Some of his poems have appeared recently either published or included in print anthologies like the Lummox Press, Better Than Starbucks, and The Literary Hatchet.


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  1. I recall Bukowski as a bum with talent. I'll give him a second chance.

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  2. The guy was an artist and none of us should really care about his personal life. In a free society you can destroy yourself.

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