Stop Talking

Kiosk Kastellstrasse 10 — October 07th 2018 – 11:51 am

Charles Bukowski is buried at the
Green Hills Memorial Park
Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California
Plot: Ocean View #875

I saw an owl tonight.
I saw my first owl tonight…
he was sitting high on the phone pole.
my wife shined a light upon him.
he didn’t move.
he just sat there
illuminated,
his eyes shinig back.

my first owl.
my San Pedro owl.

then the phone rang.

we went inside.
it was somebody who wanted to
talk.
then they were finished.

we went outside and the owl
was gone.

damn the lonely idiotic people

I may never see an owl
again.

«Owl» by Charles Bukowski — written circa 1991-1994 and published in «Bone Palace Ballet» (1997) by Black Sparrow Press.


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