Jonny Brackney

Rookie (September 26th,1988 / Louisville, Kentucky)

Chinaski - Poem by Jonny Brackney

i bet he had
no genuine lover.
not a single
genuine friend.
drowning in booze
and self-loathing
clutching his pitiful
madness.
i bet the local writers
would come
knocking at his door
with poems in their pocket,
carefully constructed
particularly
for his
miserable,
drunken eyes.
i bet he read one line
before he handed it back to them,
hating their attempt to impress him.
i bet they felt so dejected.
they should have never showed him.
they should have judged their words themselves,
but-
i'm sure i'd have done the same
and he probably would have
despised me.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 17, 2011



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