the subway

of course, over the voices of the more
sensible
the city of LA has gone ahead with their
subway system
and of course, already the cost overruns
are enormous
and of course
yesterday the subway caught on fire
and they had to close the Hollywood
Freeway indefinitely
because
of course
it would fall through into the burnt-
out subway
below it.

the gangs are going to have to wait
a bit longer
before they take over the
subway system.

I think the city ought to just
close it off and
take the loss

because
of course
even for free
nobody is going to ride that
son of a bitch
anyhow.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1990
Source
Original manuscript