The Trash Can

by Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

this is great, I just wrote two
poems I didn't like.
there is a trash can on this
I just moved the poems
and dropped them into
the trash can.
they're gone forever, no
paper, no sound, no
fury, no placenta
and then
just a clean screen
awaits you.
it's always better
to reject yourself before
the editors do.
especially on a rainy
night like this with
bad music on the radio.
and now--
I know what you're
maybe he should have
trashed this
misbegotten one
ha, ha, ha,

Last updated January 14, 2019