Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

What Can We Do? - Poem by Charles Bukowski

at their best, there is gentleness in Humanity.
some understanding and, at times, acts of
courage
but all in all it is a mass, a glob that doesn't
have too much.
it is like a large animal deep in sleep and
almost nothing can awaken it.
when activated it's best at brutality,
selfishness, unjust judgments, murder.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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