I might get traded

they sent the old second baseman
up to Oakland
so a 22 year old kid could have
straight playing time

it’s a matter of investment:
cheaper help
with a future.

life in sports
is limited.

with a little luck in the Arts
you might last
right up to your deathbed.

it took me
half a bottle of wine
just to write this.

it looks like
a slow night in
San Pedro.

Charles Bukowski
Original manuscript