Treasure Island

Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Working Out


Van Gogh cut off his ear
gave it to a
prostitute
who flung it away in
extreme
disgust.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • lina v (3/8/2008 11:53:00 AM)

    what's up with the half poems and false one liners on here?

    'Working Out':

    Van Gogh cut off his ear
    gave it to a
    prostitute
    who flung it away in
    extreme
    disgust.
    Van, whores don't want
    ears
    they want
    money.
    I guess that's why you were
    such a great
    painter: you
    didn't understand
    much
    else. (Report) Reply

  • Alex Klein (1/28/2008 1:49:00 AM)

    extreme...i am only enetering these last words after the first word i wrote because, according to this system; I have to! So........................................................................................................................................................................extreme (Report) Reply

  • Franco D'elia (1/18/2007 1:37:00 PM)

    Simplistic...I like how Bukowski writes, he some how manages to tell a story even if its just 2 sentences long. (Report) Reply

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