Love is a Dog From Hell


By Charles Bukowski

Harper Collins Publishers

Copyright © 2003 Charles Bukowski
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0876853629


Chapter One


Sandra


is the slim tall
ear-ringed
bedroom damsel
dressed in a long
gown


she's always high
in heels
spirit
pills
booze


Sandra leans out of
her chair
leans toward
Glendale


I wait for her head
to hit the closet
doorknob
as she attempts to
light
a new cigarette on an
almost burnt-out
one


at 32 she likes
young neat
unscratched boys
with faces like the bottoms
of new saucers


she has proclaimed as much
to me
has brought her prizes


over for me to view:
silent blonde zeros of young
flesh
who
a) sit
b) stand
c) talk at her command


sometimes she brings one
sometimes two
sometimes three
for me to
view


Sandra looks very good in
long gowns
Sandra could probably break
a man's heart


I hope she finds
one.


(Continues...)


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