ah

I’ll tell you
I’ve lived with some beautiful women
and I’ve been so beholden of
useless visions that
my eyebrows twitched.

I’d rather drive to Sacramento
backwards
than to live with any of them
again.

the next adverse stupidity
will be the history
of these fellows
who have inherited my
legacy.

in their case
they will find
that madness
is often caused by not
being often enough
alone.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1980
Source
Original manuscript
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