Saturday, July 10, 2010

their confusion is constant


Self-portrait with Ezra in the late afternoon. Bellerive, March 2010.

I can't deny it, both my sons and I have very long legs. The late afternoon autumn sun demonstrates this most effectively.


For The Foxes, Charles Bukowski


don't feel sorry for me.
I am a competent,
satisfied human being.

be sorry for the others
who
fidget
complain

who
constantly
rearrange their
lives
like
furniture.

juggling mates
and
attitudes

their
confusion is
constant

and it will
touch
whoever they
deal with.

beware of them:
one of their
key words is
"love."

and beware those who
only take
instructions from their
God

for they have
failed completely to live their own
lives.

don't feel sorry for me
because I am alone

for even
at the most terrible
moments
humor
is my
companion.

I am a dog walking
backwards

I am a broken
banjo

I am a telephone wire
strung up in
Toledo, Ohio

I am a man
eating a meal
this night
in the month of
September.

put your sympathy
aside.
they say
water held up
Christ:
to come
through
you better be
nearly as
lucky.

5 comments:

MurciaDailyPhoto said...

How great Bukowski. About the photo: who does the picture? Do you let Ezra that do?

Roddy said...

Judging by the picture young Ezra isn't far behind you in height.

Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/07/pinks-in-6-words-i-wish-u-award-winning.html

6 awards,
please feel free to take any of them
Smiles!

ignore if you dislike them.

Priyanka Khot said...

Really liked the poem.

Kris said...

It's a great poem, and yes I do let both kids take photos. This one was me though, as they often miss our heads.

Jingle, thanks!