You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense

By Charles Bukowski

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They’re simply prowling,” I inform her… Beethoven rattles his bones majestically and people rattling cats don’t care approximately any of it and in the event that they did I wouldn’t like them as good: issues start to lose their common worth once they technique human recreation. not anything opposed to Beethoven: he did fantastic for what he was once yet I wouldn’t wish him on my rug with one leg over his head whereas he was once licking his balls. marching via Georgia we're burning like a fowl wing left at the grill of an open air barbeque we're undesirable and burning we're burning and undesirable we're an undesirable burning as we sizzle and fry to the bone the coals of Dante’s Inferno spit and sputter underneath us and above the sky is an open hand and the phrases of clever males are dead it’s no longer a pleasant international, a pleasant global it’s now not… come on, do that great burnt chicken-wing poem it’s scorching it’s difficult no longer a lot meat yet ’tis unfortunately good and one or bites ends it hence long past it left just like the women of previous as I opened the door to the room mattress pillows partitions I misplaced it I misplaced it someplace whereas jogging down the road or whereas lifting weights or whereas staring at a parade I misplaced it whereas observing a wrestling fit or whereas ready at a crimson mild at midday on a few smoggy day I misplaced it whereas placing a coin right into a parking meter I misplaced it because the wild canines slept. I meet the recognized poet this poet had lengthy been recognized and after a few many years of obscurity I bought fortunate and this poet seemed and requested me to his seashore house. he was once gay and that i was once immediately, and worse, a lush. I got here by means of, appeared approximately and declaimed (as if I didn’t know), “hey, the place the fuck are the babes? ” he simply smiled and stroked his mustache. he had little lettuces and gentle cheeses and different dainties in his fridge. “where you retain your fucking beer, guy? ” I requested. it didn’t topic, I had introduced my very own bottles and that i begun upon them. he started to glance alarmed: “I’ve heard approximately your brutality, please desist from that! ” I flopped down on his sofa, belched, laughed: “ah, shit, child, I’m now not gonna harm ya! ha, ha, ha! ” “you are a superb writer,” he stated, “but as somebody you're completely despicable! ” “that’s what i admire approximately me top, child! ” I endured to pour them down. instantly he appeared to vanish at the back of a few sliding wood doorways. “hey, child, come on out! I ain’t gonna do no undesirable! we will sit down round and speak that dumb literary bullshit all evening lengthy! I won’t brutalize you, shit, I promise! ” “I don’t belief you,” got here the little voice. good, there has been not anything to do yet slug it down, i used to be too inebriated to force domestic. while I woke up within the morning he was once status over me smiling. “uh,” I acknowledged, “hi…” “did you suggest what you stated final evening? ” he requested. “uh, what wuz ut? ” “I slid the doorways again and stood there and also you observed me and also you stated that I gave the look of i used to be driving the prow of a few nice sea ship…you stated that I seemed like a Norseman!

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