In Other Words – a poem by Charles Bukowski

I came across this poem I haven't read in years and found myself loving it once again. Figured I'd post it up here for the sake of nothing but spreading it around some..

in other words

by charles bukowski

the Egyptians loved the cat

were entomed with it

instead of with the women

and never with the dog

but now

here

good people with

good eyes

are very few

yet fine cats

with great style

lounge about

in the alleys of

the universe.

about

our argument tonight

whatever it was

about

and

no matter how unhappy

it made us

feel

remember that

there is a

cat

somewhere

adjusting to the

space of itself

with a delightful

grace

in other words

magic persists

without us

no matter what

we may try to do

to spoil it.

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  • You were mistaken, it is obvious.

  • in other words

    magic persists

    without us

    no matter what

    we may try to do

    to spoil it.

    • It’s a nice line all right 🙂

      I also love “adjusting to the space of itself with a delightful grace”.