In the summer of 2o1o I took a train to Portland, Oregon. On that train I met a spunky drama queen, Rachie Wayte, who became a really close friend of mine later on. She introduced me to an author who I find quite a lot of inspiration from. As you’ll notice below I have included one of my favorite poems he wrote.

If you are interested in reading the story about how I met Rachie Wayt, the name of the story is called Introductions. The link is just below…

 A Close Call While Shopping

  pushing my cart through the supermarket
  the thought passed through my mind
  that I could start
  knocking cans from the shelves and
  also rolls of towels, toilet paper,
  silver foil,
  I could throw oranges, bananas, tomatoes
  through the air, I could take cans of
  beer from the refrigerated section and
  start gulping them, I could pull up
  women's skirts, grab their asses,
  I could ram my shopping cart through
  the plate-glass window...

  then another thought occurred to me:
  people generally consider something
  before they do it.

  I pushed my cart along...

  a woman in a checkered skirt was
  bending over the pet food section.
  I seriously considered grabbing her
  but I didn't, I rolled on

  I had the items I needed and I rolled
  my cart up to the checkout stand.
  a lady in a red smock with a nameplate
  awaited me.
  the nameplate indicated her as

  Robin looked at me: "how you doing?"
  she asked.

  "fine," I told her.

  and then she began tabulating my
  not in the least knowing that
  the fellow standing there before her
  had just two minutes ago been
  one grab from the

Written by Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

One comment

  1. Bukowski strikes me as a courageous and honest soul. After reading a poem by him, I feel he has given me his version of the truth. Now we all have our own versions, but rarely do we ever share our truth. It is a risky and scarey thing to do. Thus the courage.


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