charles bukowski – pull a string, a puppet moves

puppeteach man must realize
that it can all disappear very
quickly:
the cat, the woman, the job,
the front tire,
the bed, the walls, the
room; all our necessities
including love,
rest on foundations of sand –
and any given cause,
no matter how unrelated:
the death of a boy in Hong Kong
or a blizzard in Omaha …
can serve as your undoing.
all your chinaware crashing to the
kitchen floor, your girl will enter
and you’ll be standing, drunk,
in the center of it and she’ll ask:
my god, what’s the matter?
and you’ll answer: i don’t know,
i don’t know…

One thought on “charles bukowski – pull a string, a puppet moves

  1. Pingback: pull a string, a puppet moves, poem by Charles Bukowski | Bukowski on Wry

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