Charles Bukowski poem and story database

The Death Of A Roach

Poem written circa 1959

when the last fig falls and we are pruned from light,
our golden ladies gleaned of love -
infest us with the mercy
of stone...


Cold Dogs in the Courtyard - pg. 12 - 1965
Betting on the Muse - pg. 118 - 1996

Magazines and periodicals

EPOS - Vol. 11 - No. 2 - 1959

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