Charles Bukowski — to lean back into it   Leave a comment

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

Becoming is Superior to Being

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
kept.
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
irreplaceable.
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-
honed,
that you arrived late
and remained generally
capable.
outside of that, not much to say
except you can leave without
regret.
until then, a bit more amusement,
a bit more endurance,
leaning back
into it.
like the dog who got across

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Posted November 7, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

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