Bukowski's Grave

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    You know I had to do it.

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    1. "Shanty" Cheryl 75 months ago | reply

      San Pedro, CA. Right down the street from me. His wife is still really active in our small community of art and music. She sometimes shows up at our punk shows. Very lovely woman :)

    2. jamie nyc 75 months ago | reply

      Bukowski will always be the best. Here's my favorite (unpublished, I believe) poem of his:

      there's a bluebird in my heart that
      wants to get out
      but I'm too tough for him,
      I say, stay in there, I'm not going
      to let anybody see
      you.

      there's a bluebird in my heart that
      wants to get out
      but I pur whiskey on him and inhale
      cigarette smoke
      and the whores and the bartenders
      and the grocery clerks
      never know that
      he's
      in there.

      there's a bluebird in my heart that
      wants to get out
      but I'm too tough for him,
      I say,
      stay down, do you want to mess
      me up?
      you want to screw up the
      works?
      you want to blow my book sales in
      Europe?

      there's a bluebird in my heart that
      wants to get out
      but I'm too clever, I only let him out
      at night sometimes
      when everybody's asleep.
      I say, I know that you're there,
      so don't be
      sad.
      then I put him back,
      but he's singing a little
      in there, I haven't quite let him
      die
      and we sleep together like
      that
      with our
      secret pact
      and it's nice enough to
      make a man
      weep, but I don't
      weep, do
      you?

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