The Unbearable Banishment: Fourth Annual Bloggers (Silent) Poetry Reading

Monday, February 2, 2009

Fourth Annual Bloggers (Silent) Poetry Reading

I got this idea from anniegirl1138. You’re supposed to post a poem today, February 2nd.

Charles Bukowski has a reputation (much of it self-manufactured and not wholly deserved if you ask me) of being a callous, drunken lout who hated women. Well, get a load of this beauty.

confession

waiting for death
like a cat
that will jump on the
bed

I am so very sorry for
my wife

she will see this
stiff
white
body

shake it once, then
maybe
again:

"Hank!"

Hank
won't answer.

it's not my death that
worries me, it's my wife
left with this
pile of nothing.

I want to
let her know
though
that all the nights
sleeping
beside her

even the useless
arguments
were things
ever splendid

and the hard
words
I ever feared to
say
can now be
said:

I love
you.

6 Comments:

Blogger sid said...

That's actually a friggen awesome poem.

February 2, 2009 at 5:25 AM  
OpenID anniegirl1138 said...

Very nice selection.

February 2, 2009 at 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Rob said...

Umm. Yikes?

February 2, 2009 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

Wow. Just wow.

February 2, 2009 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger fwengebola said...

More miserable yet life affirming than I could be on a vodka and crack bender.

February 2, 2009 at 7:10 PM  
OpenID nursemyra said...

CB is My Man

February 3, 2009 at 2:43 AM  

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