Cows In Art Class

good weather
is like
good women-
it doesn't always happen
and when it does
it doesn't
always last.
man is
more stable:
if he's bad
there's more chance
he'll stay that way,
or if he's good
he might hang
on,
but a woman
is changed
by
children
age
diet
conversation
sex
the moon
the absence or
presence of sun
or good times.
a woman must be nursed
into subsistence
by love
where a man can become
stronger
by being hated.

by Charles Bukowski

Comments (6)

I think this is a perverted and short-sighted view of man-woman relationship.
Very true.....nicely compared men and women.
His way of seeing things in life is amazing.
Wait, there is a longer version of this on another site, this piece is lovely, but I like the longer one I read better.
Great poem! Another masterpiece IMHO.
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