Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

My Groupie

Poem by Charles Bukowski

I read last Saturday in the
redwoods outside of Santa Cruz
and I was about 3/4's finished
when I heard a long high scream
and a quite attractive
young girl came running toward me
long gown & divine eyes of fire
and she leaped up on the stage
and screamed: "I WANT YOU!
I told her, "look, get the hell
away from me."
but she kept tearing at my
clothing and throwing herself
at me.
"where were you," I
asked her, "when I was living
on one candy bar a day and
sending short stories to the
Atlantic Monthly?"
she grabbed my balls and almost
twisted them off. her kisses
tasted like shitsoup.
2 women jumped up on the stage
carried her off into the
I could still hear her screams
as I began the next poem.
mabye, I thought, I should have
taken her on stage in front
of all those eyes.
but one can never be sure
whether it's good poetry or
bad acid.

Comments about My Groupie by Charles Bukowski

  • Mark ArvizuMark Arvizu (4/10/2015 9:23:00 AM)

    Fans are funny that way- Grandad McCartney.(Report)Reply

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  • Ray Schreiber (5/10/2011 11:14:00 PM)

    Funny... she's probably a stockbroker or married to one by now.(Report)Reply

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  • Richard Hexem (4/3/2010 7:59:00 PM)

    She would have scared the hell out me!(Report)Reply

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  • Robert Rorabeck (9/24/2007 11:35:00 PM)

    which makes for good poetry(Report)Reply

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  • Roberto Tires (3/16/2005 7:29:00 PM)

    she was on some bad acid..(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003