Jim Trainer

something Papa taught me

In Charles Bukowski, Poetry on August 16, 2014 at 10:18 am

what does the fish get?
the hook
what do you get?
the same.
living in eternal victory
is a lonely enterprise
the world is full of losers
looking for a shoulder,
validation,
proof,
or a target.
don’t go in for it, man
break away
sit deep in your throne
and let them roil in small worry.
proving how special you are
takes the magic out of love
makes it
a competition.
don’t do it, man
in a contest of fools
just surrender.

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