The Hyena

It wasn’t his
Voice
Finally found
After fifty years
Of living
Dead

It was his
Imitation skills
Finely tuned
Honed
Down pat

Poetry, prose
Letters and
Madness
No original
Thought
Merely mimicking
Bukowski’s style

The scruples
Morals
By which he
Lives his
Life
Memorized passages
Dog-eared
Pages

Following
A script
Assuming a
Personal role
Worse than
Any
Fictional whore

Tinkering with
Lives
Pissing on
Souls
Watching emotionless
Counting the
Score

Take it off
The shelf
Read it once
More
Soulless bastard
Thinks he’s
Hank Chinaski

Ⓒjillterry

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6 responses to “The Hyena

  • Miss Demure Restraint

    Kind of like a Frankenstein monster, put together from pieces of those he’s left for dead.

    This one is “spot on”, but then you so often are on so many subjects.

    Miss D

  • oracleofthepearl

    Kind of like a Frankenstein monster?
    Deadflesh pieces infused with the life force of others?
    Cannibalistic.
    Interesting.
    Great poem.

  • Jill

    Thank you ladies…
    For your kind words, for the good laugh and for the gentle reminder that I am not alone!

  • oracleofthepearl

    And thank YOU ladies-
    Two spontaneous [and simultaneous!]comments citing one monster ispires laughter as well. Great minds think alike? Hmm…

  • The mirror

    Interesting Freudian slips – frankenstein was actually the mad scientist who created the monster out of spare parts AND out of a desire to find the truth about the origins of life. In the book, the monster is actually harmless andintrospective until he becomes aware of mankind’s disgust towards him. Its only after his failure to find acceptance and normalcy that he’s driven to violence.
    The monster is the reflection of his creator.

  • oracleofthepearl

    Somebody doesn’t get it.
    Somebody does.

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