Charles Bukowski

 

 

curtain

the final curtain on one of the longest running
musicals ever, some people claim to have
seen it over one hundred times.
I saw it on the tv news, that final curtain:
flowers, cheers, tears, a thunderous
accolade.
I have not seen this particular musical
but I know if I had that I wouldn’t have
been able to bear it, it would have
sickened me.
trust me on this, the world and its
peoples and its artful entertainment has
done very little for me, only to me.
still, let them enjoy one another, it will
keep them from my door
and for this, my own thunderous
accolade.

Charles Bukowski

from The Olympia Review – 1994

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One comment

  1. heromobilecafe · January 20, 2011

    Reminds me of my own personal journy to remain an individual and feed the ‘show’ that builds the fire in my own personal ‘show’…Thank-you for this poem…

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