Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Rain Or Shine - Poem by Charles Bukowski

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the vultures at the zoo
(all three of them)
sit very quietly in their
caged tree
and below
on the ground
are chunks of rotten meat.
the vultures are over-full.
our taxes have fed them
well.

we move on to the next
cage.
a man is in there
sitting on the ground
eating
his own shit.
i recognize him as
our former mailman.
his favorite expression
had been:
"have a beautiful day."

that day i did.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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