Beasts Bounding Through Time

Članak

Van Gogh writing his brother for paints

Hemingway testing his shotgun

Celine going broke as a doctor of medicine

the impossibility of being human

Villon expelled from Paris for being a thief

Faulkner drunk in the gutters of his town

the impossibility of being human.

 

Burroughs killing his wife with a gun

Mailer stabbing his

the impossibility of being human

Maupassant going mad in a rowboat

Dostoyevsky lined up against a wall to be shot

Crane off the back of a boat into the propeller

the impossibility

Sylvia with her head in the oven like a baked potato

Harry Crosby leaping into that

Black Sun

Lorca murdered in the road by

Spanish troops

the impossibility

Artaud sitting on a madhouse bench

Chatterton drinking rat poison

Shakespeare a plagiarist

Beethoven with a horn stuck into his head against deafness

the impossibility

the impossibility

Nietzsche gone totally mad

the impossibility of being human

all too human this breathing in and out

out and in

these punks

these cowards

these champions

these mad dogs of glory

moving this little bit of light

toward us impossibly.

Charles Bukowski

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