Where is it/ Fan Man Epitaph

Nick Pierce
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8:43 PM - Mar 10, 2014 #1

Where is it that I begin and Bukowski ends?

If I write and read a piece- if I think it is good
enough to be in one of his books- is this imitation
or influence?

If I thought Firemen were cool and then I became
one- you see? Imitation or influence?

And I don't always need to pen up to Bluebird
or
Born Into This
standards.

The old boy put his share of cannon fodder to
paper.


Well this sort of musing can bog down the process
quite quickly and- in the end- is not the introspective posturing
I strive to put on the page.

And so I must finish this drivel.
Stand up and finish off some other crap
and take my achin' lower back (where is that
Tiger Balm- a sixty year old hack needs to know)
down the road to Sunday's Martial Art Class.

And as I struggle with guys (hey- maybe the
girl will be there today) close to half this body's age-
tryin' to keep from gettin' another black eye or
a broken nose (yeah- we play a little rough- the
kiddee class starts after we finish) I can find a
small security in the sureness that
even though I wouldn't have done any
more writing other than a required signature on
legal documents from time to time if I had not
seen a book titled Love is a Dog from Hell
the truth of the matter is none of the foregoing
resembles anything by Henry Chinaski.


See- originality is easy if you Don't Try.
Through the smoke and fog there comes a form ... shape shifting ... could this be the Future?
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2:39 PM - Apr 01, 2018 #2

Name droppin' no talent writer wannabe.
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2:40 PM - Apr 01, 2018 #3

Nick Pierce wrote:Name droppin' no talent writer wannabe.

Whazzat?
Who be callin' me?
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11:47 PM - Apr 02, 2018 #4

Bukowski himself said, "if you're trying to write like someone else, forget it," and I know you would never write like anyone but Nick. Yeah, you may be influenced. But before Coleridge it was all poesy, before Rimbauld there was no prose poetry, before Whitman there was no free verse... Where does influence end and a soul begin? Just because you do not start a movement doesn't mean anything. Carrying forth a movement until its message can be read by future activists is still a great calling.
I'm just bored. Slinging the first thought that comes to mind, which is often poor advise.

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10:07 AM - Apr 03, 2018 #5

daes13 wrote:Bukowski himself said, "if you're trying to write like someone else, forget it," and I know you would never write like anyone but Nick. Yeah, you may be influenced. But before Coleridge it was all poesy, before Rimbauld there was no prose poetry, before Whitman there was no free verse... Where does influence end and a soul begin? Just because you do not start a movement doesn't mean anything. Carrying forth a movement until its message can be read by future activists is still a great calling.
Phew. Now that's a relief.
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7:23 PM - Apr 03, 2018 #6

Okay... Maybe I was a bit too serious amidst my drunkenness to appreciatie this. But I had to say what I did. Don't judg3 me
I'm just bored. Slinging the first thought that comes to mind, which is often poor advise.

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12:13 AM - Apr 04, 2018 #7

daes13 wrote:Okay... Maybe I was a bit too serious amidst my drunkenness to appreciatie this. But I had to say what I did. Don't judg3 me

No worries, mate.
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3:29 PM - Apr 04, 2018 #8

I came across these a while ago, not bad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLauo0Qx48k

There's a few on there...
I don't want any gay people hanging around me while I'm trying to kill kids.
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4:46 AM - Apr 10, 2018 #9

LMAO. love is a dog from hell?! how crappy. and when were you a fireman?
The wind taps—like a timid man... <3
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10:01 AM - Apr 10, 2018 #10

chat bot wrote:LMAO. love is a dog from hell?! how crappy. and when were you a fireman?
I got the boots and hose. Show me where your fire is and I will attend to it.
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