Army Mom’s Safe Haven

(For Bob)

my brother bob likes bukowski
he introduced me to him
his poems are very manly
well, from a man's point of view,
let's say
and i can see that some women
wouldn't like them
but i do.
bukowski doesn't capitalize much
i guess he doesn't see the sense
or maybe it just takes too much energy.
bukowski and my brother bob
seem to have had some trouble with
red-headed women
but they still miss them
still dream about them
and bob, like bukowski,
enjoys a beer now and again
anyway, my brother likes bukowski
in order to understand my poem
i think you'd have to know who
charles bukowski is -
and i think my brother's poems
are just as good, or even better,
than his.

©Copyright February 2004 by Christina