Carson Mccullers

she died of alcoholism
wrapped in a blanket
on a deck chair
on an ocean
steamer.

all her books of
terrified loneliness

all her books about
the cruelty
of loveless love

were all that was left
of her

as the strolling vacationer
discovered her body

notified the captain

and she was quickly dispatched
to somewhere else
on the ship

as everything
continued just
as
she had written it

by Charles Bukowski

Comments (11)

What a sad ending for one so talented. There is no lack of anguished artists, pained poets, and woeful writers. May Carson McCullers Rest In Peace.
As everything continued just as she had written it.. Wonderful..
A pathetic story of the fate of a poetess who loved all around her, but not herself. Just a few words, yet a complete chapter. Great! Thanks for sharing.
A sad poem of life on the ocean wave? With all of it's ups and downs and frowns and sounds and lost loves.......well penned
Such a great poem by Charles Bukowski👍👍👍
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