Tuesday, March 12, 2019

UNDERGROUND CLOWN by K.W. Peery

There's a
tattooed clown
in the underground
drawin' cartoons
proclaimin' to be
the second comin'
of Charles Bukowski

And
if he keeps
poachin' lines
and directin'
his dyslexic
rhymes
toward me

He'll find
the truth
soon enough

Because it's
too goddamn easy
to act tough
behind
a flickerin'
computer
screen

And a
whole lot
harder to
breathe
through dirty
bong water
when he's
drownin'
in his
sleep







About K.W. Peery:

Americana songwriter and Kansas-City-based storyteller K.W. Peery is the author of eight poetry collections: 
Tales of a Receding Hairline; Purgatory; Wicked Rhythm; Ozark Howler; Gallatin Gallows; 
Howler Holler; Bootlegger’s Bluff; Cockpit Chronicles. 


His work is included in the Vincent Van Gogh Anthology Resurrection of a Sunflower, 
The Cosmic Lost and Found: An Anthology of Missouri Poets (Spartan Press), 
Best of Mad Swirl Anthology 2018 and the Walsall Poetry Society Anthology, Diverse Verse II & III. 

Peery’s work has been published in The Main Street Rag, Chiron Review, San Pedro River Review, 
The Gasconade Review, Big Hammer, Blink Ink, Rusty Truck, Mad Swirl, Veterans Voices Magazine, 
Outlaw Poetry, Mojave River Review, The Asylum Floor, Horror Sleaze Trash, Ramingo's Porch, 
From Whispers to Roars, Culture Cult Magazine, The Rye Whiskey Review, Drinkers Only Magazine, 
Under The Bleachers, The Dope Fiend Daily, Stanzaic Stylings Literary Ezine and Apache Poetry. 


Credited as a lyricist and producer, Peery's work appears on more than twenty studio albums over the past decade.


Website: www.kwpeery.com


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