somniloquy

red  flag.
dead dog.     linoleum.
Paris as a fingernail.
the rising of the gods.
sleeping machinegun.   toothache in drag.
flower with the blinking eye.
Shostakovich.
Tiraboschi.
Wenceslaus.
hot running in the green rain.
paperclip victory.
dead dog.    dead dog.
dead dog.
rubber band is drunk.
grandmother’s gas in the sky.
war in a coffeecup.
ballpoint pen for a soul.
blue flag.
another blue flag.
the scream of the pomegranate.
horsehead.
pig’s eye.
up your arse, costermonger.
let me out of here.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1992
Source
Original manuscript