walking with the dead

and talking with the dead and driving the freeway
with the dead and standing in the supermarket
lines with the dead
nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
ttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt
what the doctor ordered
not what I ordered
not what you ordered
not what we ordered.

take the whole thing back.

throw it out.

start over again.

nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1991
Source
Original manuscript