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Philosophy 104

There’s God
or there’s not God

There’s good and bad
but it usually doesn’t know

We exist and have free will
or are programmed in pre-premise

It comes down to this
and all its pretty promise

– Smith, 11.16.2016

I’m a solid 70, yet still don’t have much in common with this poem of Charles Bukowski’s about being 70 which I published 25 years ago in Artcriimes #11.

somebody else

a hangover at 70
seems somewhat worse,
of course,
than one at
35,
but considering
most other things
I feel about the
same,
my strengths, my
ideals, my
confusions
remain
similar.

it is only when
say
I am walking
along
and I see my
reflection
in a
plate glass
window
that I wonder,
who is
that?

that thing
there.

that old fart.

disgusting.

– Charles Bukowski, 1991, from ArtCrimes #11: Eat at Eternity’s

For 4 more 1991 Bukowski poems, check out this blog from from 2009 –

5 bukowski

… I’ve googled the poems and can’t find them anywhere else, so I may have a publishing exclusive.

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