Charles Bukowski

Here you will find the Poem Rain Or Shine of poet Charles Bukowski

Rain Or Shine

the vultures at the zoo 
(all three of them) 
sit very quietly in their 
caged tree 
and below 
on the ground 
are chunks of rotten meat. 
the vultures are over-full. 
our taxes have fed them 

we move on to the next 
a man is in there 
sitting on the ground 
his own shit. 
i recognize him as 
our former mailman. 
his favorite expression 
had been: 
"have a beautiful day." 

that day i did.