Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)


Poem by Charles Bukowski

when you're young
a pair of
high-heeled shoes
just sitting
in the closet
can fire your
when you're old
it's just
a pair of shoes
in them
just as

Comments about Shoes by Charles Bukowski

  • Jeanette TelusmaJeanette Telusma (8/26/2017 2:36:00 PM)

    I Enjoyed this poem because it really is as you've stated here. Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • P. MasonP. Mason (12/3/2016 7:03:00 PM)

    Liked this very much....found it first in a nook I have of Bukowski's poems...I think it captures well how age lands on us.(Report)Reply

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  • Michael Garrett (8/23/2016 2:20:00 PM)

    This one you may have to have reached a certain age to get... wonderful poem(Report)Reply

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  • Aashish Ameya (9/24/2008 3:22:00 AM)

    he explore human being like nobody has done(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003