Sunday, April 1, 2012

Charles Bukowski / Tonight

Beautiful Woman / Tompkins Square / New York  2012 / Photo by Triunfo Arciniegas

by Charles Bukowski

“your poems about the girls will still be around
50 years from now when the girls are gone,”
my editor phones me.
dear editor:
the girls appear to be gone
I know what you mean
but give me one truly alive woman
walking across the floor toward me
and you can have all the poems
the good ones
the bad ones
or any that I might write
after this one.
I know what you mean.
do you know what I mean?

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