I been workin’ on the railroad just to pass the time away…

there’s a vehicle stalled on the Santa Monica freeway near
the Fairfax off-ramp.   and on the San Diego freeway south
near the airport off-ramp a car’s on fire.   a 20 percent
chance of rain tonight.   now we’re gonna play you some
Richard Hell & The Voidoids.   I’m gettin’ ready to go on
vacation next week so I’m countin‘ the minutes….

Charles Bukowski
Original manuscript
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