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My first affair

In Too lazy to assign a category on July 3, 2007 at 10:33 pm

My First Affair With That Older Woman


when I look back now
at the abuse I took from
her
I feel shame that I was so
innocent,
but I must say
she did match me drink for
drink,

and I realized that her life
her feelings for things
had been ruined
along the way

and that I was no more than a
temporary
companion;

she was ten years older
and mortally hurt by the past
and the present;

she treated me badly:
desertion, other
men;

she brought me immense
pain,
continually;

she lied, stole;
there was desertion,
other men,

yet we had our moments; and
our little soap opera ended
with her in a coma
in the hospital,

and I sat at her bed
for hours
talking to her,

and then she opened her eyes
and saw me:
"I knew it would be you,"
she said.

then she closed her
eyes.

the next day she was
dead.

I drank alone for two years after that.

Charles Bukowski

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The Laughing Heart

In Too lazy to assign a category on March 12, 2007 at 11:14 pm

The Laughing Heart

bat wink uploaded this image to flickr, click the image and follow the link to the original page

Update: I found a video on Youtube, where Bono and Tom Waits recite Bukowski:

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