Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Trapped - Poem by Charles Bukowski

don't undress my love
you might find a mannequin:
don't undress the mannequin
you might find
my love.


Comments about Trapped by Charles Bukowski

  • (4/25/2018 3:13:00 AM)


    That is NOT the entire poem!

    Full text from my personal copy of 1977's Love is a Dog From (with spacing intact) :

    don't undress my love
    you might find a mannequin;
    don't undress the mannequin
    you might find
    my love.

    she's long ago
    forgotten me.

    she's trying on a new
    hat
    and looks more the
    coquette
    than ever.

    she is a
    child
    and a mannequin
    and
    death.

    I can't hate
    that.

    she didn't do
    anything
    unusual.

    I only wanted her
    to.
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  • Ernest Makuakua (1/27/2016 8:31:00 AM)


    well explained indeed trapped

    like it
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  • (10/21/2011 1:28:00 AM)


    the title best explains this poem (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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