“Art Of Dying” by L. K. Thayer

I choose the apple casual font
for what I’m about to write.

My best friend across the street
is dying in her eighty five year old
withering body. The one that she
has used as an ash tray.
She won’t go to rehab and I told
her I wasn’t going to be her nurse.

My beloved dog is on his last leg
at 16. I take another coupla
Ibuprofen for my chronic daily
headache and realize

at least one
is consistent.

and knowing
I have to make art
to soothe my demons.

L. K. Thayer’s Foto Fetish

© 2010


Charles Bukowski


“I have met nobody who has escaped.

I have met some of the great and
famous but they have not escaped
for they are only great and famous within

I have not escaped
but I have not failed in trying again and

before my death I hope to obtain my

Charles Bukowski

from blank gun silencer – 1994