husk

now I watch other men fight
through glass
while I sit on an old couch
in the night
a wife and 5 or 6 cats
about

now I watch other men fight

hell
I never fought for money

maybe I should have
but I was never much good
at it
only got brave from
drinking

now I watch other men fight

it’s too late for a comeback

a comeback from where?

now I watch other men fight

I sit with soda and fig bars
as the world curls and
flames about
me.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1990
Source
Original manuscript