air and light and time and space

 

"Ėyou know, Iíve either had a family, a job,

something has always been in the

way

but now

Iíve sold my house, Iíve found this

place, a large studio, you should see the space and

the light.

for the first time in my life Iím going to have

a place and the time to

create."

 

no baby, if youíre going to create

youíre going to create whether you work

16 hours a day in a coal mine

or

youíre going to create in a small room with 3 children

while youíre on

welfare,

youíre going to create with part of your mind and your body blown

away,

youíre going to create blind

crippled

demented,

youíre going to create with a cat crawling up your

back while

the whole city trembles in earthquake, bombardment,

flood and fire.

 

baby, air and light and time and space

have nothing to do with it

and donít create anything

except maybe a longer life to find

new excuses

for.

 

© Charles Bukowski, Black Sparrow Press