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The House Analysis



Author: poem of Charles Bukowski Type: poem Views: 5

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They are building a house


half a block down


and I sit up here


with the shades down


listening to the sounds,


the hammers pounding in nails,


thack thack thack thack,


and then I hear birds,


and thack thack thack,


and I go to bed,


I pull the covers to my throat;


they have been building this house


for a month, and soon it will have


its people...sleeping, eating,


loving, moving around,


but somehow


now


it is not right,


there seems a madness,


men walk on top with nails


in their mouths


and I read about Castro and Cuba,


and at night I walk by


and the ribs of the house show


and inside I can see cats walking


the way cats walk,


and then a boy rides by on a bicycle


and still the house is not done


and in the morning the men


will be back


walking around on the house


with their hammers,


and it seems people should not build houses


anymore,


it seems people should not get married


anymore,


it seems people should stop working


and sit in small rooms


on 2nd floors


under electric lights without shades;


it seems there is a lot to forget


and a lot not to do,


and in drugstores, markets, bars,


the people are tired, they do not want


to move, and I stand there at night


and look through this house and the


house does not want to be built;


through its sides I can see the purple hills


and the first lights of evening,


and it is cold


and I button my coat


and I stand there looking through the house


and the cats stop and look at me


until I am embarrased


and move North up the sidewalk


where I will buy


cigarettes and beer


and return to my room.



from "All's Normal Here" - 1985






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