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“Lighting new cigarettes,
pouring more
drinks.

It has been a beautiful
fight.

Still
is.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“it seemed to me that I had never met
another person on earth
as discouraging to my happiness
as my father.
and it appeared that I had
the same effect upon
him.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“Now something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can't even cry.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“some men never
die
and some men never
live

but we're all alive
tonight.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“I don't remember going to bed, but in the morning, there I was.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“I was their bar freak, they needed me
to make themselves feel
better.
just like, at times, I needed that
graveyard.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“it doesn't matter if Prince Charles falls off his horse
or that the hummingbird is so seldom
seen
or that we are too senseless to go
insane.

coffee. give us more of that NOTHING
coffee.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“the courage it took to get out of bed each
morning
to face the same things
over and over
was
enormous.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“and even the trees we walked
under
seemed
less than
trees
and more like everything
else.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“lay down. lay down like an animal and wait.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“there’s nothing to
discuss
there’s nothing to
remember
there’s nothing to
forget

it’s sad
and
it’s not
sad

seems the
most sensible
thing
a person can
do
is
sit
with drink in
hand
as the walls
wave
their goodbye
smiles

one comes through
it
all
with a certain
amount of
efficiency and
bravery
then
leaves

some accept
the possibility of
God
to help them
get
through

others
take it
staight on

and to these

I drink
tonight.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“regret is mostly caused by not having
done anything.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“No Help of that

There is a place in the heart that will never be filled a space. And even during the best moments and the greatest times we will know it We will know it more that ever. There is a place in the heart that will never be filled and we will wait and wait in that place.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“when we were kids
laying around the lawn
on our
bellies

we often talked
about
how
we'd like to
die

and
we all
agreed on the
same
thing;

we'd all
like to die
fucking

(although
none of us
had
done any
fucking)

and now
that
we are hardly
kids
any longer

we think more
about
how
not to
die

and
although
we're
ready

most of
us
would
prefer to
do it
alone

under the
sheets

now
that

most of
us

have fucked
our lives
away.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“now look, she said, stretched out on the bed, I don’t want anything personal, let’s just do it, I don’t want to get involved, got it? she kicked off her high-heeled shoes… sure, he said, standing there, let’s just pretend that we’ve already done it, there’s nothing less involved than that, is there? what the hell do you mean? she asked. I mean, he said, I’d rather drink anyhow. and he poured himself one. it was a lousy night in Vegas and he walked to the window and looked out at the dumb lights. you a fag? she asked, you a god damned fag? no, he said. you don’t have to get shitty,...”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense
“having nothing to struggle
against
they have nothing to struggle
for.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“there's no clarity.
there was never meant to be clarity.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“darkness falls upon Humanity
and faces become terrible
things
that wanted more than there
was.

all our days are marked with
unexpected
affronts - some
disastrous, others
less so
but the process is
wearing and
continuous.
attrition rules.
most give
way
leaving
empty spaces
where people should
be.

and now
as we ready to self-destruct
there is very little left to
kill

which makes the tragedy
less and more
much much
more.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“yes, Wagner and the storm intermix with the wine as nights like this run up my wrists and up into my head and back down into the gut”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense
“Beasts bounding through time.

Van Gogh writing his brother for paints
Hemingway testing his shotgun
Celine going broke as a doctor of medicine
the impossibility of being human
Villon expelled from Paris for being a thief
Faulkner drunk in the gutters of his town
the impossibility of being human
Burroughs killing his wife with a gun
Mailer stabbing his
the impossibility of being human
Maupassant going mad in a rowboat
Dostoevsky lined up against a wall to be shot
Crane off the back of a boat into the propeller
the impossibility
Sylvia with her head in the oven like a baked potato
Harry Crosby leaping into that Black Sun
Lorca murdered in the road by the Spanish troops
the impossibility
Artaud sitting on a madhouse bench
Chatterton drinking rat poison
Shakespeare a plagiarist
Beethoven with a horn stuck into his head against deafness
the impossibility the impossibility
Nietzsche gone totally mad
the impossibility of being human
all too human
this breathing
in and out
out and in
these punks
these cowards
these champions
these mad dogs of glory

moving this little bit of light toward
us
impossibly”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“I paid, got up, walked
to the door, opened
it.

I heard the man
say, "that guy's
nuts."

out on the street I
walked north
feeling
curiously
honored.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“she slammed the door and
was gone.

I looked at the closed door
and at the doorknob
and strangely
I didn't feel
alone.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“the price of creation
is never
too high.

the price of living
with other people
always
is.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“as the shadows assume
shapes
I fight the slow
retreat

now
my once-promise
dwindling
dwindling

now
lighting new cigarettes
pouring more
drinks

it has been a beautiful
fight

still
is.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
“girls
please give your
bodies and your
lives
to
the young men
who
deserve them

besides
there is
no way
I would welcome
the
intolerable
dull
senseless hell
you would bring
me

and
I wish you
luck
in bed
and
out

but not
in
mine

thank
you.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

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