Charles Bukowski poem and story database

Bayonets In Candlelight

Poem written circa 1964

may the birds spin before your eyes like myriads
and may the prisons empty their half-dead
into your silken lap
I see the fine whiskers of a fine rat...


The Continual Condition - pg. 126 - 2009

Magazines and periodicals

Midwest - No. 7 - 1964

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