Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The world is full of critics...

upon reading a critical review
it's difficult to accept
and you look around the room
for the person they are talking

he's not there
he's not here.
he's gone.

by the time they get your book you
are no longer your 
you are on the next page,
the next

and worse,
they don't even get the old books right.
you are given credit for things you don't 
deserve, for insights that aren't 

people read themselves into books, altering
what thay need and discarding what they

good critics are as rare as good
and whether I get a good review or a
bad one
I take neither

I am on the next page.
the next book.
by Charles Bukowski

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