BONNIE Ain't you ashamed? Tryin' to steal an old lady's automobile. CLYDE I been thinkin' about buyin' me one. BONNIE Bull. You ain't got money for dinner, let alone buy no car. CLYDE Now I got enough money for cokes, and since it don't look like you're gonna invite me inside-- BONNIE You'd steal the dining room table if I did. CLYDE Come to town with me, then. How'd that be? BONNIE Goin' to work anyway.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

my life

i buy my kisses
in cigarette packets
with the money mum gives me
to buy the dinner
that would put fat on my bones
and i make out
with fire
in the garden at night
when my house is sleeping
i look at the stars
and wish this kiss would last forever
but too soon it burns my mouth
so i put it out
throw the butt
over the fence
behind my neighbours garage
some day might be found
the ends of my love
when the garage gets pulled down
but i will be far from here then

and i love my dog so much
for holding his bark when i sneak in
and lock the door behind me
i fill a glass with water
and as i drink
smell the smoke in the skin
of my fingers
then i put in my retainer
which keeps my teeth from slipping
back out of perfection
and i climb into bed
and dream of adventures
with girls

the most beautiful of which
i know
already exists


Siobhan said...

I like very much. Silly Jonny for making cigarettes sound so beautiful

Darling said...

Very Bukowski. But I like it.