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    • POEM: Here I Am ... by Charles Bukowski (1/19/2017 7:36:00 AM)

      drunk again at 3 a.m. at the end of my 2nd bottle
      of wine, I have typed from a dozen to 15 pages of
      an old man
      maddened for the flesh of young girls in this
      dwindling twilight
      liver gone
      kidneys going
      pancrea pooped
      top-floor blood pressure

      while all the fear of the wasted years
      laughs between my toes
      no woman will live with me
      no Florence Nightingale to watch the
      Johnny Carson show with

      if I have a stroke I will lay here for six
      days, my three cats hungrily ripping the flesh
      from my elbows, wrists, head

      the radio playing classical music...

      I promised myself never to write old man poems
      but this one's funny, you see, excusable, be-
      cause I've long gone past using myself and there's
      still more left
      here at 3 a.m. I am going to take this sheet from
      the typer
      pour another glass and
      make love to the fresh new whiteness

      maybe get lucky

      first for

      for you.