Down On The Row

a woman ruined that one
drink ruined that one
a woman ruined that one
dope ruined that one
a woman ruined that one
gambling ruined that one
a woman ruined that one
gambling and drink ruined that one
a woman ruined that one
two women ruined that one
drink ruined that one
and a woman ruined that one
and a woman ruined that one
and a woman…

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1971
Source
Original manuscript
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