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Death Wants More Death

Rating: 3.4
death wants more death, and its webs are full:
I remember my father's garage, how child-like
I would brush the corpses of flies
from the windows they thought were escape-
their sticky, ugly, vibrant bodies
shouting like dumb crazy dogs against the glass
only to spin and flit
in that second larger than hell or heaven
onto the edge of the ledge,
and then the spider from his dank hole
nervous and exposed
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Haidee Majola 04 July 2018
Wow! I don't trust those little bugs. What a funny and vivid description of the crime! You entertain...don't stop.??????
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Damion Hamilton 17 February 2018
incredible. Shows an intense struggle for life. Traps and cunning.
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Li Po 08 February 2015
Dark poem? This gives you desire to write? Our compassion can bring forth the monster in us? Where did you see all of this? You see truth in here? What truth? You've red this poem? Even a child knows where the good anger is.It is just a step behind, YOU felt that 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 years ago. Don't kill anyone! When you do, you will feel like this. you will feel good anger just behind you.but we kill to often. we kill to often that GOD is no longer step behind. we kill to fast that keeps GOD far behind so far we can not see him no more.killing is bad. it can not be justified by law. killing is bad. always was and always will be. Do your fight yourself! Do it by yourself. Do it naturally. Not obscenely everywhere.
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Johnathan Stokes 22 November 2012
The first poem I ever read by Bukowski. Left a big impression on me when I was 17 or so. Such a great piece of work and so much truth within it. Also very dark.
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Eric Bradburn 06 November 2009
this poem gives me a heated desire to write. thanks Chuck Bu Kow. Your work is sick. (great)
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Jack Williams 06 October 2009
Gotta love the gritty truthfulness of Bukowski.
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Liv Jade 11 December 2007
I love the honesty here and in everything he writes. These words are frightening because we know we have all done it, watched the injustice of the world take its course for the first time. Then do what we thought would make it right, only to become unjust with our actions. It's compelling, knowing that our compassion can bring forth the monster in us.
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M Asim Nehal 04 November 2018
Very well said..........
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Craig Bloxham 18 October 2007
I felt compelled to comment on this, as no one else has, this is the best I've read of CB thus far.
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