Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski; August 16, 1920 — March 9, 1994)
Coffee and Ink, 1999
From Bukowski’s AS THE SPARROW
Dear child, I only did to you what the sparrow
did to you; I am old when it is fashionable to be
young; I cry when it is fashionable to laugh.
I hated you when it would have taken less courage
From Bukowski’s BLUEBIRD:
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody’s asleep.
I say, I know that you’re there,
so don’t be
then I put him back,
but he’s singing a little
in there, I haven’t quite let him
and we sleep together like
and it’s nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don’t
Update MARCH 13, 2011:
Add more tattoos on Jocelyn’s portrait at Art Hairapy and Suki’s Community Soirée June 26, 2011 (art event, hair show):
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