Post it here. We have one member, that seems to know every poem. Plus, there are others that know, many, many poems and can tell you where to find them. c'mon... Give them a challenge! They would probably need some lines or it would be tough....
Well, there are a few like that, but try these;
1. about the mail - page 188 of Sifting through the Madness...
2. they are after me - page 265 of The Flash of Lightening...
3. form letter - page 36 of Come on in!
4. the secret of my endurance - page 270 of Dangling in the tournefourtia.
None of have the sentiment "but who is going to save my ass" exactly... and, like you, I seem to remember him writing almost those exact words.
Sorry, yes "save my life" is what you said and we all Bukowski'd it up didn't we.
'The Blackbirds' appears in The Roominghouse Madrigals, Run With The Hunted and Poems Written Before....yada yada yada... :)