legs

she came in on a taxi
completely intoxicated
after one of my days as a
May Co. stockboy
and I sat there
sucking at
beercans and my
cheap wine
looking at her
in her rumpled demise
spread across the bed
skirt hiked high

I sucked at my drinks
then walked over
to the bed and lifted
her skirt higher…
such a sight
those glorious legs
uncovered and helpless

I stood there looking
then began
masturbating
and as I did
she opened her eyes
but I kept going

I made it while she
watched.

she was the woman with
the great legs

we had tremendous fun
and agony together

but she got to
dying
she died
34 years ago

haven’t seen such
legs
since
haven’t stopped

looking.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1982
Source
Original manuscript