this diary is dedicated to all who suffer because of war and other disasters
we honor courage in all its forms
image and poem below the fold
Iraqi residents donate blood inside a mosque in Baghdad’s Sadr city December 20, 2005. The blood will be used by government hospitals for victims of frequent bombings in the Iraqi capital. Donors received the holy Koran for donating their blood.
A doctor collects blood donated by Iraqi residents inside a mosque in Baghdad’s Sadr city December 20, 2005. The blood will be used by government hospitals for victims of frequent bombings in the Iraqi capital. Donors received the holy Koran for donating their blood..
by Charles Bukowski
the history of melancholia
includes all of us.
me, I writhe in dirty sheets
while staring at blue walls
I have gotten so used to melancholia
I greet it like an old
I will now do 15 minutes of grieving
for the lost redhead,
I tell the gods.
I do it and feel quite bad
then I rise
even though nothing
that’s what I get for kicking
religion in the ass.
I should have kicked the redhead
in the ass
where her brains and her bread and
but, no, I’ve felt sad
the lost redhead was just another
smash in a lifelong
I listen to drums on the radio now
there is something wrong with me
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