Charles Bukowski

Three snippets from Charles Bukowski’s Slouching Toward Nirvana (Ecco, 2006):

“there’s a lioness
down the hallway
put on your lion’s mask
and wait.”

“we are all
museums of fear.”


“blue marigolds grow
in an abandoned graveyard.”

3 thoughts on “Charles Bukowski

  1. Paul Squires

    One of the things I have always found fascinating about Bukowhiskey is that while he is still a much lauded poet, like Rimbaud, the same people who praise his work are unlikely to invite him to dinner.

  2. Tanuj

    i loved the first one… talks of the human facade(s)

    and the second one supports the claim in a way!!

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