Charles Bukowski, Today   Leave a comment

First posted, March 9, 2009 — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

charles_bukowski_1179083278051369-blogOk, he didn’t need to remind me, but he did;
brother Tom, that is.
He sent an email telling me that today
is the anniversary of
the death of writer Charles Bukowski –
we share an appreciation for
this great American poet.
Tom, you’ve taught me well, I know that!

But, in honor of his persistence and redundancy,
I share Tom’s favorite Bukowski poem:
“to lean back into it,” by Charles Bukowski, from
what matters most is how well you walk through the fire
(Black Sparrow Press).

to lean back into it

like in a chair the color of the sun
as you listen to lazy piano music
and the aircraft overhead are not
at war.
where the last drink is as good as
the first
and you realize that the promises
you made yourself were
kept.
that’s plenty.
that last: about the promises:
what’s not so good is that…

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Posted November 7, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

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