Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way: New Poems (Hardcover)

New Poems

By Charles Bukowski

Ecco Press, 9780060527358, 395pp.

Publication Date: December 24, 2002



from "neither Shakespeare nor Mickey Spillane"

young young young, only wanting the Word,
going mad in the streets and in the bars,
brutal fights, broken glass, crazy women
screaming in
your cheap room,
you a familiar guest at the drunk tank, North
Avenue 21, Lincoln Heights

sifting through the madness for the Word, the
the way,
hoping for a check from somewhere,
dreaming of a letter from a great editor:
"Chinaski, you don't know how long we've been waiting for you!"

no chance at all.