the flesh covers the bone
and they put a mind in there
and sometimes a soul,
and the women break vases
against the walls
and the men drink too much
and nobody finds the one
but keep looking crawling in and out of beds.
flesh covers the bone
and the flesh searches for more than flesh.
there's no chance at all:
we are all trapped by a singular fate.
nobody ever finds the one.
the city dumps fill
the junkyards fill
the madhouses fill
the hospitals fill
the graveyards fill
nothing else fills
By Charles Bukowski
Greetings to all poets and friends and visitors….from a ‘still-clutching-to-summer'-London, UK!
As one of my favourite Tv shows proclaims, “Winter is coming!”… and yes, there’s a definite crisp chill in the night air - so all the more reason to warm up with lots and lots of poetry.
This is we where we eagerly wait to discern your dreams, visions and pearls …as you cast them forward. Feel free to share your poem and please, don’t forget to read what your fellow poets have been up to.
Greetings to you all! I look forward to reading your offerings- so will be popping in periodically. Happy Tuesday folks!
I wrote today's bit before I read the first line of your introductory poem. The similarities between the word choices made me smile...
Thank you for hosting, Vivian.
Have a wonderful Tuesday, everyone!
Thanks for hosting today, Viv. I have my Flash 55 from last week to share.
I hope everyone is having a great week.
@Magaly- glad to have you on board. I've just had a read of yours....*clapping*. Have a great day!
@Kerry- I'm chuffed to be hosting (smiles). I read your 55...and you've set the bar really high there. I'll pop on into your comments later tonight. Have a lovely Tuesday!
Love this poem. Thank you, Vivian :)
Thank you for posting dear Vivian. Happy New week to all the Toads!
Happy Tuesday and thanks for hosting, Viv! I took the opportunity of posting before I go to a school governors' meeting this evening but I will be back to read later.
Glad to see all here...I can't wait to read all these offerings!
So glad to have made it here this week. Thank you for hosting Vivian!!
Hello all sharing something from the circus.
Good to see you Carrie!
Ok.... can’t wait! I’ve already read one circus one... so I’m eager!
It was getting a little creepy -the number of clown poems coming up!!. I now understand why that is 😅🤡
Evening, Toads! Thanks, Vivian, for hosting! Happy Tuesday, all! :)
A little late, but I'm here.
It's never too late, Susie! A brilliant piece you've' written, I must say.
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