Ahhhh those Bukowski imitations. A genre on its own!
I'm not saying "To The Editor Whose Name Will Appear on My Next Rejection Slip" by G. Murray Thomas is merely an imitation of another poet. But it is the subject of another Poems-For-All booklet sent by curator Richard Hansen to the ever-grateful SitWithMoi. Here's what the 1 5/8" x 2" book looks like, starting with the front cover:
This is the book's text, the poem itself -- which is good for quite a few chortles:
To The Editor Whose Name Will Appear on My Next Rejection SlipHere's the last page of the book, which notes that this poem is from Thomas' selected poems collection, COWS ON THE FREEWAY (Writers Club Press, 2000). I even chortled over that title!
I sat up all night
and going over my
searching for one written
in the cheap, Bukowski-imitation style
your magazines seems
to like so much.
At 5 a.m. I gave up
and wrote this one.
Where shall we "shelve" this wit? Where else but with Charles Bukowski's LUCK himself on The Bukowski Chair!