Charles Bukowski

Here you will find the Poem having the flu and with nothing else to do of poet Charles Bukowski

having the flu and with nothing else to do

I read a book about John Dos Passos and according to
the book once radical-communist
John ended up in the Hollywood Hills living off investments
and reading the
Wall Street Journal 

this seems to happen all too often. 

what hardly ever happens is
a man going from being a young conservative to becoming an
old wild-ass radical 

young conservatives always seem to become old
it's a kind of lifelong mental vapor-lock. 

but when a young radical ends up an
old radical
the critics
and the conservatives
treat him as if he escaped from a mental

such is our politics and you can have it

keep it. 

sail it up your