Charles Bukowski — to lean back into it   3 comments

Charles_Bukowski_Art blog IICharles Bukowski — Image by kenne

to lean back into it

like in a chair the color of the sun
as you listen to lazy piano music
and the aircraft overhead are not
at war.
where the last drink is as good as
the first
and you realize that the promises
you made yourself were
that’s plenty.
that last: about the promises:
what’s not so good is that the few
friends you had are
dead and they seem
as for women, you didn’t know enough
early enough
and you knew enough
too late.
and if more self-analysis is allowed: it’s
nice that you turned out well-
that you arrived late
and remained generally
outside of that, not much to say
except you can leave without
until then, a bit more amusement,
a bit more endurance,
leaning back
into it.
like the dog who got across
the busy street:
not all of it was good

by Charles Bukowski, from what matters most is how well you walk through the fire (Black Sparrow Press)

3 responses to “Charles Bukowski — to lean back into it

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  1. i love Bukowski. his quote “Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” is my motto on my blog 🙂


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  3. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:

    First posted November 26. 2013 on “Becoming is Superior to Being.” — kenne


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