Girl In A Miniskirt Reading The Bible Outside My Window

Sunday, I am eating a
grapefruit, church is over at the Russian
Orthadox to the
west.

she is dark
of Eastern descent,
large brown eyes look up from the Bible
then down. a small red and black
Bible, and as she reads
her legs keep moving, moving,
she is doing a slow rythmic dance
reading the Bible. . .

long gold earrings;
2 gold bracelets on each arm,
and it's a mini-suit, I suppose,
the cloth hugs her body,
the lightest of tans is that cloth,
she twists this way and that,
long yellow legs warm in the sun. . .

there is no escaping her being
there is no desire to. . .

my radio is playing symphonic music
that she cannot hear
but her movements coincide exactly
to the rythms of the
symphony. . .

she is dark, she is dark
she is reading about God.
I am God.

by Charles Bukowski

Comments (11)

Very attractive
come on people get over it, he means he wished he was god if what SHE is reading has to do with god, he wishes she knew him or read about him
I see most women here didn't understand this poem..didn't 'get it'. Ask your husband / boyfriend (should he be blessed with a brain lol) - Especially for 'Angel'; I am God ! ! !
I see most women here didn't understand this poem..didn't 'get it'. Ask your husband / boyfriend (should he be blessed with a brain lol) - Especially 'Angel' I am God ! ! !
CB says 'I am God' because to him we are all God. So is she, for that matter. That's why he writes about us as we are without judgment or distortion. She moves to his symphony because she is he, which is why he can't escape her being. CB saw it right where, stripped of pretense, we are God and all that there is.
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