Is there a blue bird in your heart?

What do you think of this piece by Charles Bukowski?

Can you relate to it?

https://youtu.be/jsc3ItAKSLc

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I'm not going
to let anybody see
you.
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he's
in there.

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
works?
you want to blow my book sales in
Europe?
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody's asleep.
I say, I know that you're there,
so don't be
sad.
then I put him back,
but he's singing a little
in there, I haven't quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it's nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don't
weep, do
you?Is there a blue bird in your heart?
Updates:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqpRS6sXdFs

Okay, here's the version of the video with the words. My b everybody.

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  • Nice poem. Honest. Stark. Heartfelt.
    Doesn't resonate. My heart's on my sleeve. Has been since dad told me that oaks break in winds that can only bend bamboo.

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  • I can relate, except that I'd like to let that bluebird out but I don't know how.

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