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How to Write Poetry Like Charles Bukowski

Heavy on the pico de gallo

L.A. street scene — photo by Mark Tulin

Have sex with a gal named Lydia
who saves you from death,
but wants your soul in return
Promise to walk through fire for her,
but never give yourself away
Find the nearest dive bar,
and sit in the smoke for hours,
until you start a fight
with a hairy baboon called O’Hara
Then buy him a beer for his troubles
After getting kicked out,
go to your favorite taqueria…



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Mark Tulin

A California writer/photographer whose dreams are more vivid than his waking life. Poetry, Humor, Sexuality, and Fiction —