Charles Bukowski on loneliness

February 11, 2014 — Leave a comment

Bukowski in Love Is A Dog From Hell, his collection of poems from 1974-1977:

 

there is a loneliness in this world so great

that you can see it in the slow movement of

the hands of a clock.

 

people so tired

mutilated

either by love or no love.

 

people are just not good to each other

one on one.

 

the rich are not good to the rich

the poor are not good to the poor.

 

we are afraid.

 

our educational system tells us

that we can all be

big-ass winners.

 

it hasn’t told us

about the gutters

or the suicides.

 

or the terror of one person

aching in one place alone

 

untouched

unspoken to

 

watering a plant.

 

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