“Luck” Charles Bukowski Poem

The following Charles Bukowski poem “Luck” appears in the book Run With the Hunted: A Charles Bukowski Reader. It’s sort of a best-of compilation, edited by Black Sparrow Press editor John Martin. Beneath the text of the poem you’ll find a video of Bukowski reading “Luck” which is taken from the now out of print (and also released by Black Sparrow) album Bukowski Lives!

Luck, by Charles Bukowski

once
we were young
at this
machine. . .
drinking
smoking
typing
it was a most
splendid
miraculous
time
still
is
only now
instead of
moving toward
time
it
moves toward
us
makes each word
drill
into the
paper
clear
fast
hard
feeding a
closing
space.

Luck Charles Bukowski poem

The Charles Bukowski poem “Luck” appears in the collection Run With the Hunted: A Charles Bukowski Reader. Click the image for more information.



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