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Raw With Love

Posted on: July 31, 2016

Raw With Love

little dark girl with
kind eyes
when it comes time to
use the knife
I won’t flinch and
I won’t blame
you,
as I drive along the shore alone
as the palms wave,
the ugly heavy palms,
as the living does not arrive
as the dead do not leave,
I won’t blame you,
instead
I will remember the kisses
our lips raw with love
and how you gave me
everything you had
and how I
offered you what was left of
me,
and I will remember your small room
the feel of you
the light in the window
your records
your books
our morning coffee
our noons our nights
our bodies spilled together
sleeping
the tiny flowing currents
immediate and forever
your leg my leg
your arm my arm
your smile and the warmth
of you
who made me laugh
again.
little dark girl with kind eyes
you have no
knife. the knife is
mine and I won’t use it
yet.

‪#‎OnPoemsByBukowski‬ ‪#‎rawWithLove‬
Note: The posted text deleted the first 14 lines and final 5 lines of Bukowski poem Raw With Love.

If you read the poem in its entirety, I think you’ll see it’s a quite different poem than what it appears to be if you leave out the first and final lines. allpoetry.com/Raw-With-Love

Berlin ArtParasites's photo.

Berlin ArtParasites. June 8 at 9:00pm ·

“I will remember the kisses
our lips raw with love
and how you gave me
everything you had
and how I
offered you what was left of
me,
and I will remember your small room
the feel of you
the light in the window
your records
your books
our morning coffee
our noons our nights
our bodies spilled together
sleeping
the tiny flowing currents
immediate and forever
your leg my leg
your arm my arm
your smile and the warmth
of you
who made me laugh
again.”
Charles Bukowski

Illustration by Eritrea Studio

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