Grandes Exitos

“melancholia,” by Charles Bukowski

Posted in bitacora de vida, confesiones, literatura, poesia fundamental, reflexion by Alfredo on 17 abril, 2012

Melancholia

Charles Bukowski

the history of melancholia

includes all of us.

me, I writhe in dirty sheets

while staring at blue walls

and nothing.

I have gotten so used to melancholia

that

I greet it like an old

friend.

I will now do 15 minutes of grieving

for the lost redhead,

I tell the gods.

I do it and feel quite bad

quite sad,

then I rise

CLEANSED

even though nothing

is solved.

that’s what I get for kicking

religion in the ass.

I should have kicked the redhead

in the ass

where her brains and her bread and

butter are

at …

but, no, I’ve felt sad

about everything:

the lost redhead was just another

smash in a lifelong

loss …

I listen to drums on the radio now

and grin.

there is something wrong with me

besides

melancholia.

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