Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
December 26th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 282,504 comments.
Charles Bukowski - Are You Drinking?

washed-up, on shore, the old yellow notebook
  out again
  I write from the bed
  as I did last
  year.
  will see the doctor,
  Monday.
  "yes, doctor, weak legs, vertigo, head-
  aches and my back 
  hurts."
  "are you drinking?" he will ask.
  "are you getting your
exercise, your
  vitamins?"
  I think that I am just ill 
  with life, the same stale yet
  fluctuating
  factors.
  even at the track
  I watch the horses run by
  and it seems
  meaningless.
  I leave early after buying tickets on the
  remaining races.
  "taking off?" asks the motel 
  clerk.
  "yes, it's boring,"
  I tell him.
  "If you think it's boring 
  out there," he tells me, "you oughta be
  back here."
  so here I am
  propped up against my pillows
  again
  just an old guy
  just an old writer
  with a yellow
  notebook.
  something is 
  walking across the
  floor
  toward 
  me.
  oh, it's just 
  my cat
  this
  time.

Share |

Added: Feb 20 2003 | Viewed: 22 times | Comments and analysis of Are You Drinking? by Charles Bukowski Comments (49)

Are You Drinking? - Comments and Information

Poet: Charles Bukowski
Poem: Are You Drinking?
Poem of the Day: May 16 2014

Comment 49 of 49, added on December 21st, 2014 at 3:40 PM.
axAzlNUbjimcwBeJ

RrjNdC hi!,I like your writing very much! proportion we communicate extra about your post on AOL? I need an expert in this house to resolve my problem. May be that is you! Having a look ahead to look you.

nice penalty removal from Iceland
Comment 48 of 49, added on December 21st, 2014 at 2:21 PM.
XtryxtDFgqiV

NGDWc6 Hello my friend! I wish to say that this article is awesome, nice written and include approximately all significant infos. I would like to see more posts like this.

crorkzz from Malaysia
Comment 47 of 49, added on December 21st, 2014 at 9:50 AM.
PasKNLMKdOSP

gsZM5W whoah this weblog is wonderful i love studying your posts. Stay up the great paintings! You understand, lots of people are searching round for this information, you can aid them greatly.

good backlinks from United Kingdom

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Are You Drinking?, has received 49 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Bukowski Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore