"lyric poem" poem

I am trying to locate the text, particularly the closing line, of a Bukowski poem I only generally remember.

Its subject is a time he spent in New Orleans "writing lyric poems". He discusses an editor or publisher he had down there, briefly describes some of this acquaintance's manic tendencies, and concludes with something to the effect of "he was a lyric poem!"

I don't remember at all what book I read this in nor do I have the slightest idea what it might be titled. Please help me if you can!

Thanks!
 
The poem is about Jon Webb, editor and publisher of Bukowski's early books 'It Catches My Heart In Its Hands' and 'Crucifix in a Deathhand'.

And the poem is called 'Jon Edgar Webb' and can be found in 'You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense'. Here's the last line:

that crazy son of a bitch, he was a lyric
poem
himself
 

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