Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Buk time...thanks to Paul Shelasky

Recently I ran across an excellent blog and not only was I inspired by the photographs it reminded me of how much I love Buk....so today I'm posting a poem by Charles Bukowski. I'm off to Florida this afternoon...be back soon!

photo©Rhonda Prince

 Straight up and down
and then maybe sidewise
for a while
and have your guts
scrambled by a
bully
and the demonic
ladies,
you've got to run
along the edge of
madness
teetering,
you've got to starve
like a winter
alleycat,
you've go to live
with the imbecility
of at least a dozen
cities,
then maybe
maybe
maybe
you might know
where you are
for a tiny
blinking
moment."  - Charles Bukowski

4 comments:

cafe selavy said...

Good luck in FLA. I'm just back. Oyyy! Buk. True this.

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/journal/article.html?id=239168

Rhonda Prince said...

Welcome home! Thanks for the link...it's great!

paulboo said...

demonic ladies?? I think we had one for a while, she was Prime Minister for too long!!

I like this poem a lot though.

Rhonda Prince said...

ha!