The People Look Like Flowers at Last

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The People Look Like Flowers at Last

New Poems

By Charles Bukowski

Ecco Press, Paperback, 9780060577087, 299pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2008

Description

the gas line is leaking, the bird is gone from the cage, the skyline is dotted with vultures;Benny finally got off the stuff and Betty now has a jobas a waitress; andthe chimney sweep was quite delicate as hegiggled up through the soot.I walked miles through the city and recognizednothing as a giant claw ate at my stomach while the inside of my head felt airy as if I was about to go mad.it's not so much that nothing means anything but more that it keeps meaningnothing, there's no release, just gurus and self-appointed gods and hucksters.the more people say, the less there is to say.even the best books are dry sawdust.

from "fingernails; nostrils; shoelaces.