agnostic

read the other day
where a man wanted to exercise the devil
out of his two children
so he tied them to a floor furnace and
roasted them to death.

I suppose that to believe in the devil
you have to believe in God
first.

I was taught to capitalize “God”
and some would say
that since I do that
is proof enough.

meanwhile, I use my Furnace to keep
warm
and I stay out of
Arguments.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1982
Source
Original manuscript