Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
December 19th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 279,673 comments.
Charles Bukowski - I Made A Mistake

I reached up into the top of the closet
and took out a pair of blue panties
and showed them to her and
asked "are these yours?" 
and she looked and said,
"no, those belong to a dog." 
she left after that and I haven't seen
her since. she's not at her place.
I keep going there, leaving notes stuck
into the door. I go back and the notes
are still there. I take the Maltese cross
cut it down from my car mirror, tie it
to her doorknob with a shoelace, leave
a book of poems.
when I go back the next night everything
is still there. 
I keep searching the streets for that
blood-wine battleship she drives
with a weak battery, and the doors
hanging from broken hinges. 
I drive around the streets 
an inch away from weeping,
ashamed of my sentimentality and
possible love. 
a confused old man driving in the rain
wondering where the good luck
went.

Share |

Added: Feb 20 2003 | Viewed: 20760 times | Comments and analysis of I Made A Mistake by Charles Bukowski Comments (0)

I Made A Mistake - Comments and Information

Poet: Charles Bukowski
Poem: I Made A Mistake
There are no comments for this poem. Why not be the first one to post something about it?

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, I Made A Mistake, has not yet been commented on. You can click here to be the first to post a comment about it.

Poem Info

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