Charles Bukowski: A Bio Poem   1 comment

“The difference between life and art is art is more bearable.”
– Charles Bukowski

Becoming is Superior to Being

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Charles Bukowski: A Bio Poem

there was a
Charles Bukowski

sad eyes
weary voice
a poet-recluse

writing about
down and outs
skid row
 relationships with women

German American
raised catholic
shy, alienated
teenage acne
desperate days of the
great depression

Los Angeles City College
flirted with the far-right

grew bored
failed a physical and
psychological exam
classified 4-f

“on a Santa Monica Monday.”
first story
published at 24
grew disillusioned
quit writing
“on the sidewalk and in the sun”

ten-year drunk
bleeding ulcer
nearly died
begin writing poetry

first wife
small-town Texas poet
decapitated in India
religious zealots
obscure cult

traumatized by wife’s death
resulting in a powerful series of poems
“I hold fast to me, that’s all there is”

series of muses
a daughter
ten years with post office
wrote a column
“notes of a dirty old man”


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Posted November 7, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

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  1. Very penetrating!

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