11: bukowski


i’ve always liked charles bukowski. he’s dirty and vulgar as hell, but raw and uncompromising. he wrote with a sense of true, boring, day-to-day routine. it’s exciting because it’s what you could never do: pretty much nothing. just gallivanting all night and sleeping all day, drinking and gambling and screwing and not much else.

jeffrey mcdaniel has a poem called “The Jerk” (i will probably post something about it here in the future) in which he writes one of my favorite similes:
I’m filthier than the coal miner’s bathtub
and nastier than the breath of Charles Bukowski.

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I drink too much unsweetened iced tea, sleep too little and laugh too loud, all while creating something new every day and trying to remember there is beauty in everything.

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