The People Look Like Flowers at Last, Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski

The People Look Like Flowers at Last

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the gas line is leaking, the bird is gone from the cage, the skyline is dotted with vultures;Benny finally got off the stuff and Betty now has a jobas a waitress; andthe chimney sweep was quite delicate as hegiggled up through the soot.I walked miles through the city and recognizednothing as a giant claw ate at my stomach while the inside of my head felt airy as if I was about to go’s not so much that nothing means anything but more that it keeps meaningnothing,there’s no release, just gurus and self-appointed gods and hucksters.the more people say, the less there is to say.even the best books are dry sawdust.
—from “fingernails; nostrils; shoelaces”
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Roberto Garza
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over my radio now
comes the sound of a truly mad organ,
I can see some monk
drunk in a cellar
mind gone or found,
talking to God in a different way;

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