Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Having The Flu And With Nothing Else To Do

Poem by Charles Bukowski

I read a book about John Dos Passos and according to
the book once radical-communist
John ended up in the Hollywood Hills living off investments
and reading the
Wall Street Journal

this seems to happen all too often.

what hardly ever happens is
a man going from being a young conservative to becoming an
old wild-ass radical

however:
young conservatives always seem to become old
conservatives.
it's a kind of lifelong mental vapor-lock.

but when a young radical ends up an
old radical
the critics
and the conservatives
treat him as if he escaped from a mental
institution.

such is our politics and you can have it
all.

keep it.

sail it up your
ass.


Comments about Having The Flu And With Nothing Else To Do by Charles Bukowski

  • Tim George (3/27/2010 4:14:00 PM)

    As usual-RIGHT ON! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !(Report)Reply

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  • Jim Deroc (8/10/2008 12:37:00 AM)

    sail it up your
    ass.

    ha ha gonna borrow that one buk if ya dont mind(Report)Reply

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  • Walter Durk (9/25/2007 7:37:00 PM)

    A great contemporary poem with a chuckle.(Report)Reply

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  • Thad Enouf (10/30/2006 1:44:00 PM)

    A poem perfect for today's American politics.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003