Wednesday, February 25th, 2009...11:55 am

todd moore | i don’t want

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i dont want

to write like
charles bu
kowski
writing like
bukowski
means
i gotta
wear his
face & i
gotta wear
his meat
& i don’t
want to
wear a
dead man’s
face or
meat i
don’t want
to write
like charles
bukowski
& i don’t
want to
write like
hunter s
thompson
writing like
thompson
means i
gotta do
his fucked
up brand
of crazy
& even tho
i very much
admire the
way that
crazy danced
all thru
his blood i
don’t want
to write
like hunter
s thompson
& i don’t
want to
write like
cormac
mccarthy
as much as
i love blood
meridian i
hate novels
reading them
gives me
the shits i’d
rather write
a poem abt
murder in
the way that
only murder
can fall in
love w/
murder
i don’t want
to write in
the glorious
texan grunge
of american
shakespearian
chaw stinking
scalphunters
jacking off
into skull
caps on the
mexican border
& some
days i
stagger out
of bed go
to the
mirror &
say are you
still here
& then a
demon
dressed up
as dillinger
steps out
of the sha
dows taps
me on the
shoulder
w/a machine
gun barrel
& sez
don’t fuck
w/me amigo
just start
laying that
todd moore
line down on
the page
& i give him
a long
loving ex
tended finger
& start the
poem going
again

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