"two drunks" -Charles Bukowski

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"two drunks" -Charles Bukowski
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  1. 1
    • I was trying to write.
    • I was barely existing.
    • mostly I typed dirty things
    • for the girly magazines.

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  2. 2
    • Eddie was trying to paint.
    • he was barely existing
    • but he was luckier than
    • I: he lived in this big
    • house
    • with this beautiful girl
    • who was
    • taking care of him.


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  3. 3
    • Eddie and I were
    • drinking together.
    • we did our work
    • plenty of it but we
    • drank plenty too.

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  4. 4
    • he had
    • all his paintings
    • down in the cellar
    • of this house -
    • hundreds of them
    • thrown about and
    • stuck together.

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  5. 5
    • he painted only with
    • yellow paint run through
    • with black india ink.

    • yellow was
    • my favorite color so
    • I liked the paintings.

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  6. 6
    • I stayed over there
    • in the daytime
    • and drank
    • and then at night I
    • went back to my place
    • and drank some more
    • and typed.

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  7. 7
    • it was
    • an exciting time even
    • though
    • we were hardly
    • making it
    • and the madhouse and/
    • or skidrow were just
    • around the corner.

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  8. 8
    • we fought and screamed and
    • drank with strangers
    • and the sun was always
    • up or
    • it was midnight
    • and either way
    • it was
    • raw shit energy.

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  9. 9
    • Eddie liked to
    • paint to music
    • and since that was the
    • way I wrote I
    • understood it.

    • "read me some of you
    • god damned poems..."

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  10. 10
    • I'd read them and
    • he'd begin
    • violently ripping
    • the canvas
    • with his brush
    • black across yellow
    • his beautiful woman watching.

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  11. 11
    • we must have
    • gone on like that for
    • two or three months.

    • one day
    • I went over
    • to see Eddie and
    • his girl
    • met me
    • at the door.

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  12. 12
    • "Eddie's gone," she
    • said, "I kicked his
    • ass out!"

    "did he take his paintings?"

    • "no, I trashed
    • them!"

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  13. 13
    • she didn't look
    • beautiful to me
    • anymore.

    • "do you know
    • where he went?"

    • "no, and I don't
    • give a damn!"

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  14. 14
    • she
    • closed the door.

    • Eddie never came by
    • my place.
    • every now and then I'd
    • wonder about him.

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  15. 15
    • I even got drunk
    • one night and went
    • back to the house and
    • tried to make
    • his x-girlfriend.

    • I couldn't do it.
    • I went back home.

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  16. 16
    • I had to keep
    • typing.
    • I was 50 years old
    • and
    • didn't have a job.

    • I even tried to
    • paint
    • but I was
    • no way near
    • as good as Eddie.

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  17. 17
    • I went back to
    • writing dirty stories.

    • I never saw
    • Eddie again.
    • and after a while
    • I just
    • forgot about him

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  18. 18
    • until tonight
    • ten years later.

    • Eddie, I don't care
    • much for people

    • but you could have
    • come by
    • you could have slept on the couch
    • or the floor.

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  19. 19
    • not much
    • I know

    • but yellow is
    • my favorite color

    • just in case
    • you see this poem.

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