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(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

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A Radio With Guts

it was on the 2nd floor on Coronado Street
I used to get drunk
and throw the radio through the window
while it was playing, and, of course,
it would break the glass in the window
and the radio would sit there on the roof
still playing
and I'd tell my woman,
"Ah, what a marvelous radio!"
the next morning I'd take the window
off the hinges
and carry it down the street
to the glass man
who would put in another pane.
I kept throwing that radio through the window
each time I got drunk
and it would sit there on the roof
still playing-
a magic radio
a radio with guts,
and each morning I'd take the window
back to the glass man.
I don't remember how it ended exactly
though I do remember
we finally moved out.
there was a woman downstairs who worked in
the garden in her bathing suit,
she really dug with that trowel
and she put her behind up in the air
and I used to sit in the window
and watch the sun shine all over that thing
while the music played.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003


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  • Vizard Dhawan (4/1/2013 11:16:00 AM)

    entertaining one...nice

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  • Duck R (4/1/2013 11:00:00 AM)

    What type of poem is this?

  • Justin Gonzalez (12/9/2012 3:21:00 AM)

    Charles Bukowski, the rock star of poets. I LOVE this guy!

  • Tai Chi Italy (10/31/2008 9:13:00 PM)

    lol loved this, when you were funny charles, can't imagine a muffin in the air without it charles! lol Wonderful work, I love radio with guts myself....music is my radar! sincronicity is my beauty....Yahoo henrietta? Nah! Tai lol warming to charlie

  • Nomi Mas (2/8/2008 7:09:00 AM)

    heard him read that on one of his recordings, its just beautiful, you just know he did that, soooo Bukoswski! !

  • Walter Durk (9/18/2007 8:16:00 PM)

    This is undoubtedly one of my favorites.

  • A. Todd. Perkins (4/11/2006 12:25:00 PM)

    I think I used to live next door to this guy! LOL

  • Jeffrey Philip Clegg (7/4/2005 7:25:00 PM)

    Laughing out loud at the end of this one too.

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