Treasure Island

Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Cows In Art Class


good weather
is like
good women-
it doesn't always happen
and when it does
it doesn't
always last.
man is
more stable:
if he's bad
there's more chance
he'll stay that way,
or if he's good
he might hang
on,
but a woman
is changed
by
children
age
diet
conve rsation
sex
the moon
the absence or
presence of sun
or good times.
a woman must be nursed
into subsistence
by love
where a man can become
stronger
by being hated.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Ian X (5/2/2008 1:08:00 PM)

    Wait, there is a longer version of this on another site, this piece is lovely, but I like the longer one I read better. (Report) Reply

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