Thursday, May 03, 2007

Consummation Of Grief

by Charles Bukowski

I even hear the mountains
the way they laugh up and down their blue sides
and down in the water
the fish cry
and the water is their tears.
I listen to the water on nights
I drink away
and the sadness becomes so great
I hear it in my clock
it becomes knobs upon my dresser
it becomes paper on the floor
it becomes a shoe horn
a laundry ticket
it becomes cigarette smoke
climbing a chapel of dark vines
. . .it matters little
very little love is not so bad
or very little life
what counts
is waiting on walls
I was born for this
I was born to hustle roses
down the avenues of the dead.


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