Thursday, July 08, 2010

This Kind of Fire

sometimes I think the gods
deliberately keep pushing me
into the fire
just to hear me
a few good

they just aren't going to
let me retire
silk scarf about neck
giving lectures at

the gods need me to
entertain them.

they must be terribly
bored with all
the others

and I am too.

and now my cigarette lighter
has gone dry.
I sit here
flicking it.

this kind of fire
they can't give

-- Charles Bukowski

1 comment:

Rethabile said...

Bukowski is the man. I seem to enjoy every one of his poems.