Poem of the Week: Barfly by Charles Bukowski

charles bukowski

Barfly

Jane, who has been dead for 31 years,
never could have
imagined that I would write a screenplay of our drinking
days together
and
that it would be made into a movie
and
that a beautiful movie star would play her
part.

I can hear Jane now: “A beautiful movie star? oh,
for Christ’s sake!”

Jane, that’s show biz, so go back to sleep, dear, because
no matter how hard they tried they
just couldn’t find anybody exactly like
you.

and neither can
I.

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2 replies

  1. That’s a fine poem, indeed. I especially like the one-word lines, a dangerous technique that oft as not proves difficult to pull off. But he manages. Quite impressive.

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