I fall into it without trying…

she confessed to me
what made her
do it:

“when I first walked
into your place
I looked around
and it was filthy
but you were the first
man I’d ever met
who didn’t have a
tv set,
and it was right
then
that I decided to
fuck you.”

of course, what I
didn’t like about
that was
somebody else
deciding
anything

so I went out
and bought a second
hand
black and white for
$75

but she still climbed
into bed
with me

so I went out
and purchased a large
screen
color tv with
touch control
and she still climbed
into bed
with me

but we only played the
radio
ate sandwiches in the
park
met all her sisters
and waited for it
to end.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1983
Source
Original manuscript