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I have recently been re-reading The Last Night of the Earth Poems, and I have to say that some of my favorite of Buk's poems are in this book.

I just read the poem I name in the title of this thread and I was curious to know who he was talking about...what ex idol. I did a search and came up empty...it could be that I missed something, but does anybody happen to know who he was talking about?

hank solo

Just practicin' steps and keepin' outta the fights
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I never watch tv so I don't know
but I'm told he was the leading man in a
he does movie bits
I see him at the track almost every
day ("I used to have women coming out of
my ass," he once informed me).
and people still remember him, call him
by name and my wife often asks me, "did
you see him today?"
"oh yes, he's a gambling son of a bitch."

the track is where you go when the other
action drops away.

he still looks like a celebrity, the way
he walks and talks and
I never meet him without feeling

the toteboard flashes.

the sky shakes.

the mountains call us home.

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