‘Are You Drinking?’ by Charles Bukowski

‘Are You Drinking’

by Charles Bukowski

“washed-up, on shore, the old yellow notebook
out again
I write from the bed
as I did last
year.
will see the doctor,
Monday.
“yes, doctor, weak legs, vertigo, head-
aches and my back
hurts.”
“are you drinking?” he will ask…”

You can read the full poem here. Charles Bukowski died on this day in 1994, you can read more of his work through Surrey Libraries.

Want more? Take a look at our Words in Focus book, full of great work by Surrey Poets.

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