Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
December 2nd, 2016 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 317,194 comments.
Charles Bukowski - My First Affair With That Older Woman

when I look back now

at the abuse I took from

her

I feel shame that I was so

innocent,

but I must say

she did match me drink for

drink,

and I realized that her life

her feelings for things

had been ruined

along the way

and that I was no mare than a

temporary

companion;

she was ten years older

and mortally hurt by the past

and the present;

she treated me badly:

desertion, other

men;

she brought me immense

pain,

continually;

she lied, stole;

there was desertion,

other men,

yet we had our moments; and

our little soap opera ended

with her in a coma

in the hospital,

and I sat at her bed

for hours

talking to her,

and then she opened her eyes

and saw me:

"I knew it would be you,"

she said.

then hse closed her

eyes.


the next day she was

dead.


I drank alone

for two years

after that.

Share |

Added: Feb 20 2003 | Viewed: 12949 times | Comments and analysis of My First Affair With That Older Woman by Charles Bukowski Comments (205)

My First Affair With That Older Woman - Comments and Information

Poet: Charles Bukowski
Poem: My First Affair With That Older Woman
Poem of the Day: Jan 13 2008

Comment 205 of 205, added on October 16th, 2015 at 5:20 PM.
JAYtMiBmaa

HnS6Ky Nice post.I enjoyed it,Thanks for information

backlinks from Tanzania
Comment 204 of 205, added on September 2nd, 2015 at 1:28 PM.
azxHYgnBVIe

LCZNrG Thanks so much for the blog post. Awesome.

crork backlinks from Turks and Caicos Islands
Comment 203 of 205, added on June 30th, 2015 at 8:47 AM.
dmkAAehZQyjWPVffD

s9qx3i I value the post.Much thanks again. Want more.

backlinks service from Japan

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, My First Affair With That Older Woman, has received 205 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Bukowski Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links