WHAT’S ALL THIS FUSS? (extended Batty edition)


tears in the rain

Batty edition….

All this fuss over Charles Bukowski
most of his life no one knew who he was
working in diners washing dishes
any work that he could get
living like a cockroach hid from society
except that he wasn’t
he wasn’t a cockroach
who felt things deeply
saw things some people never will see
I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe
those moments will be lost in time
like tears in rain
at the bottom of the life chain
where he wrote about things
less than ordinary
he typed it out strangely and discreetly
from the bottom of the food chain
where he turned things upside down

All this fuss about Charlie Bukowski
who wrote his true self out on paper
as though he had nothing to hide
as if all he had were his thoughts
about the things he saw
the things he felt
things he liked and hated
they proved to him he was human
and not a replicant
like Batty or Leon or Rachael
or anyone else that he met
like himself in the mirror
while he was washing
occasionally shaving
strong meat
like the women he met and loved
and was not afraid to talk of
from the bottom of the life chain
where he turned his world upside down


About edenbray

I am a writer ... a beat poet who began writing poetry way back in 1966 ... 'edenbray is born ugly, wet, covered in blood, mucous & bodily functions, the effluence of my short life' ... I recently published my 1st solo Anthology - the best of 60 years writing - previously I ran my own Art Supplies Store for 40 yrs before I became a full-time writer I am a Blogger who has posted 1,000 poems - available in 24 themed booklets ... please ask for details + leave a 'like' or a comment for my encouragement, thank you so much for listening - I truly value your opinion on my work ~ in fact I literally survive on your creative input ~ edenbray
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1 Response to WHAT’S ALL THIS FUSS? (extended Batty edition)

  1. Matthias says:

    I’ve posted your Fuss on F***book. Have you got a profile over there ?

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