Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Short Order - Poem by Charles Bukowski

I took my girlfriend to your last poetry reading,
she said.
yes, yes? I asked.
she's young and pretty, she said.
and? I asked.
she hated your
guts.


Comments about Short Order by Charles Bukowski

  • Fabrizio Frosini (4/23/2016 11:28:00 AM)


    the entire text can be read below (posted as a comment by Jarrod Burns - thanks Jarrod!) (Report) Reply

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  • (7/12/2007 5:06:00 AM)


    Thanks for that then. Yeah, it's a good poem, all right. Bukowski always has a wry humour and savage outlook, that's why you have to love him. (Report) Reply

  • (5/6/2007 2:32:00 AM)


    I've noticed this happens a lot on this site, the work isn't finished.

    I like this one so much I signed up to post the entire thing.

    'I took my girlfriend to your last poetry reading,
    she said.
    yes, yes? I asked.
    she's young and pretty, she said.
    and? I asked.
    she hated your
    guts.

    then she stretched out on the couch
    and pulled off her
    boots.

    I don't have very good legs,
    she said.

    all right, I thought, I don't have very good
    poetry; she doesn't have very good
    legs.

    scramble two.'
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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