my god

you know that little girl
who used to run around
on the lawn across the street?

look what happened
overnight
it seems:

large breasts
large ass
long legs
long hair

eyes of
blue fire.

we can no longer
accept her
like that

she is filled with
15 years of
trouble.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1981
Source
Original manuscript
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