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
i bet the local writers
would come
knocking at his door
with poems in their pocket,
carefully constructed
for his
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,
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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