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Old June 25th, 2005, 12:12 PM  
kolte
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Name: Matt
Join Date: May 31, 2005
Location: usa
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Default Who likes Charles Bukowski

I shall tell you a poem that Charles Bukowski wrote!!!!!

once
on this ball-busting job
I asked the worker
next to
me,
"how do we know
we hanen't died
and gone to
hell?"

he didn't
reply.
he
thought I was
crazy to imagine
we might have
gone to
hell.

the fact
was:
he was not
in
hell, I
was.

I
looked at the
other
workers.
they didn't think
the were
in hell
either.

th foreman
walked up
behind
me.

"Chinaski,
what are you
looking around
for?"

"I
want to see
where I
am."

"you're here at the
A-Gleam Lighting
Company."

"thanks."

"and no talking
on the
job."

"what."

"I saw you
talking to
Meyers."

"o.k"

"stay on top
of you job,
Chinaski."

he walked
off.

"Meyers," I
said, "I think
I'm in
hell!"

he still didn't
reply.

I
looked at
the wall
colck:
25 minutes
until lunch,
30 minutes
for lunch,
then
5 more
hours
plus 2 hours
overtime,
an hour to
drive home,
ten minutes
to
bathe,
30 minutes to
eat,
20 minutes
to read the
paper
and in
another
hour
you'd be
asleep
only
to wake
up in the
morning,
dress,
get a quick
coffee,
then
an
hour to
drive
back in
plus
half-a-day
on Saturday
and then
back on
Monday.

then I
heard Meyers
hissing:

"you
son-of-a-bitch, if
you don't
like the
job,
quit!"

"Meyers, I'm
proud of
you, you
spoke to
me!"

then the
foreman was
behind me
again.

"Chinaski,
what did
I tell
you about
talking?"

"you
told me
not
to."

"well?"

"but
now you're
making me
talk!"

"dont' be
a wise
guy"

he walked
off.

"Jesus, Meyers,
Ialmost got
canned!"

the little bastard
didn't
evenlook at
me

"and Meyers,
the next time
you call me a
son-of-a-
bitch,
I'm going to
knock you
on your
ass!"

now it
was his
turn
to watch
the clock and
wonder.

Don't you just love it!!


""The New Law of Righteousness," that there "shall be no buying or selling, no fairs nor markets, but the whole earth shall be a common treasury for every man," and "there shall be none Lord over others, but every one shall be a Lord of himself.""
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