Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

The Aliens


you may not believe it
but there are people
who go through life with
very little
friction or
distress.
they dress well, eat
well, sleep well.
they are contented with
their family
life.
they have moments of
grief
but all in all
they are undisturbed
and often feel
very good.
and when they die
it is an easy
death, usually in their
sleep.
you may not believe
it
but such people do
exist.
but I am not one of
them.
oh no, I am not one
of them,
I am not even near
to being
one of
them
but they are
there
and I am
here.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003
Edited: Friday, May 17, 2013

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  • Rookie Gemma Sturges (12/24/2005 5:12:00 AM)

    this is not the full peom, it should read as follows...

    The Aliens

    you may not believe it
    but there are people
    who go through life with
    very little
    friction or
    distress.
    they dress well, eat
    well, sleep well.
    they are contented with
    their family
    life.
    they have moments of
    grief
    but all in all
    they are undisturbed
    and often feel
    very good.
    and when they die
    it is an easy
    death, usually in their
    sleep.

    you may not believe
    it
    but such people do
    exist.

    but i am not one of
    them.
    oh no, I am not one of them,
    I am not even near
    to being
    one of
    them.
    but they
    are there

    and I am
    here (Report) Reply

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