the parts dept.

listen, she said, I never knew my husband had a big cock.
he was the only man I’d ever been to bed with until I
met you.

listen, I asked her, do you ever hear me talking about
my x-wife’s genital organs?

you don’t even talk about your x-wife, she said.

well, until I met you I thought she had a small one,
I said.

small what?   she asked.

automobile, I said, now let’s put on some records and
dance.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1979
Source
Original manuscript
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