Adding a simple word to the famous poem "I Met a genius" by Charles Bukowski makes it ... well it makes it majestic .. read on Charles Bukowski I Met A Genius I met a genius on the train today about 6 years old, he sat beside me and as the train ran down along the coast we came to the ocean and then he looked at me and said, it's not pretty. it's profound it was the first time I'd realized that. Sometimes a simple word makes a world of difference! And changes the theme of the poem. Where once it was nihilist and lonely it's brighter and hopeful now.