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1990 special

year-worn
weary to the bone,
dancing in the dark with the
dark,
the Suicide Kid gone
gray.

ah, the swift summers
over and gone
forever!

is that death
stalking me
now?

no, it’s only my cat,
this
time.

Credit


From The People Look Like Flowers At Last by Charles Bukowski. Copyright© 2007 by Linda Lee Bukowski. Published by arrangement with Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Author


Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five, and his poems often feature a depraved metropolitan environment, downtrodden members of American society, direct language, violence, and sexual imagery.

Date Published: 2007-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/1990-special