some of this place

one hundred twenty five thousand fools
lined up for a free hamburger in
hell and
got it.

Henry Miller jacked-off a
bull.

and in 1889
Vincent entered a
mental asylum in
St. Remy.

1564:   Michelangelo, Vesalius,
Calvin die; Shakespeare, Marlowe,
Galileo
born.

caught a flounder yesterday,
cooked it
today.

in the horror of horror of
horror
works a blinding rush of
light:
tonight
when I left the
6 cats in
it was so
beautiful
that
for the smallest
moment
I
turned away
facing the east
wall.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1990
Source
Original manuscript
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