English poetry

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So Now?

So Now?

the words have come and gone,
I sit ill.
The phone rings, the cats sleep.
Linda vacuums.
I am waiting to live,
Waiting to die.
I wish I could ring in some bravery.
It’s a lousy fix
But the tree outside doesn’t know:
I watch it moving with the wind
In the late afternoon sun.
There’s nothing to declare here,
Just a waiting.
Each faces it alone.
Oh, I was once young,
Oh, I was once unbelievably
Young!
From Transit magazine, 1994



Poem So Now? - Charles Bukowski