Monday, May 5, 2008

For Bukowski

i ran into you today, after school,
after an hour of embarrassed laughter in my head
about a bra-strap coming undone.
after a tear for humanity, lost after a stream of
blood rising to my brain because im
unimportant after saying to myself that its ok to
hate old people,its ok to
sleep while they leave for
a surgery after having the low down blues after all
this
my surgery, you gave me back
my veins.

and i love you already like a girl loves
a man she's never smelt, just read and felt and
built in her mind for centuries after he was dead anyway, though
she's unaware. like an unlettered girl loves a man she steals poetry
off, knowing it as her own.
im a bugger that way, a burglar, but goodness knows
its only been an hour
lets see how, if at all, this changes
from peach flavoured to wine
.



im sorry i couldnt do any better, but im not getting over him for a lifetime, not for another.

16 comments:

littleblackstar said...

"and i love you already like a girl loves
a man she's never smelt, just read and felt and
built in her mind for centuries after he was dead anyway, but
she's unaware. like an unlettered girl loves a man she steals poetry
off, knowing it as her own."


could anyone else have penned poetry along similar lines this brilliantly?

inihos said...

This will sound exactly like little blackstar's comment...
but the lines are so beautiful...I just couldn't get over them...

Phoenix speaks.... said...

This is going to sound exactly like the above two... but honestly.. the thoughts were beautifully carved.Just.

Kazarelth said...

Are you really just a year younger to me? Because...whoa.

Anonymous said...

you wear a bra?

:: Clouds :: said...

and i love you already like a girl loves
a man she's never smelt, just read and felt and
built in her mind for centuries after he was dead anyway, but
she's unaware. like an unlettered girl loves a man she steals poetry
off, knowing it as her own.


Beautiful lines, these.I wonder how you express yourself so brilliantly.

Anonymous
erm... i'm sure YOU DON'T HAVE THE BALLS TO USE a blogger/open id to ask her this question?

little boxes said...

BRILLIANT!!!!

speedpost said...

"like an unlettered girl loves a man she steals poetry
off, knowing it as her own."

very pretty.

weevil girl said...

you are all insane, its just borrowedish words..just but thank yousomuch anyway, this makes me feel so -sniff- less goodfornothing :P

@Pk [kaushik]: just a year younger i am, why do i seem even younger thanks to my juvenile writes? :P


@ speedpost: thankyou :)

oh and anonymous dood person, you make yourself sound like.. either a littil girl very entusiastic about the whole idea of bras or some dood from another planet, or the jungles of wherever who's totally alien to it. no really.

Jadis said...

yayy.
won't repeat all the good things people have chosent to adorn you with.
but this sounded like those glittery beads we had as children which we used to connect into necklaces...
nice nice...

starry said...

Ah,I always told you ,that you are cut out to be a genuinely different and artistic poet!great work!

Sayan said...

:)

Saturnalia's Offspring said...

You make me want to hug you tight.

Aruni RC said...

Evocative! As for appreciation, I better quote Bukowski's gravestone "Don't Try". I prefer steinbeck tho, from tht part of the world.
And may i add ur blog to my blogroll? Let's see if it changes peach flavor into wine...

weevil girl said...

thankyouallsomuch

@shruti
-hugs you tight-

weevil girl said...

oh and yes you may, A RC.
:]