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This Then

Charles Bukowski

it's the same as before
or the other time
or the time before that.
here's a cock
and here's a cunt
and here's trouble.

only each time
you think
well now I've learned:
I'll let her do that
and I'll do this,
I no longer want it all,
just some comfort
and some sex
and only a minor
love.

now I'm waiting again
and the years run thin.
I have my radio
and the kitchen walls
are yellow.
I keep dumping bottles
and listening 
for footsteps.

I hope that death contains
less than this.  


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Added: 20 May 2003 | Last Read: 22 Jan 2018 11:13 AM | Viewed: 8760 times

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