of course

it doesn’t always work the same way, you know,
sometimes they shoot them coming out of the
tunnel, at other times, going in.

once they poured gasoline into the water and
burned them.
they weren’t ready for that.

Kraft and I are always thinking up new
ideas.

I think it’s best that they shoot themselves
while looking into mirrors:

all those people who eat pizza and go to
baseball games.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1979
Source
Original manuscript
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