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Are You Drinking?

Rating: 3.1
washed-up, on shore, the old yellow notebook
out again
I write from the bed
as I did last
year.
will see the doctor,
Monday.
"yes, doctor, weak legs, vertigo, head-
aches and my back
hurts."
"are you drinking?" he will ask.
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Dr Antony Theodore 11 December 2020
" are you drinking? " he will ask. " are you getting your exercise, your vitamins? " I think that I am just ill with life. life and its vows..... tony
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Dr Antony Theodore 24 September 2020
I think that I am just ill with life, the same stale yet fluctuating factors. even at the track a very fine poem. tony
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Kim Barney 28 December 2019
Bukowski was no genius. He just told it as he saw it, and it usually worked well as poetry. I really like this one, especially the ending.
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Michael Walker 10 August 2019
I used to be drinking often, but not now. Bukowski uses lower case letters, little punctuation, and he is usually successful with it. His liking of horse racing is again mentioned here. A poem which I like.
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majhi 22 May 2019
events consistency.the genius mind.
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Dr Antony Theodore 19 May 2019
the same stale yet fluctuating factors. even at the track I watch the horses run by and it seems meaningless. thinking, life's situations. a very good poem. tony
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Britte Ninad 10 August 2018
greatly written- just an old guy just an old writer with a yellow notebook. something is walking across the floor toward me.
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Haidee Majola 23 July 2018
Do you drink? The doc will ask you for confirmation not for information. Here's a poet who was not at a loss for a muse anytime anywhere. I admire the acceptance he sounds of his advanced age and state of being. For what indeed does it help a man to age grumpily. Love this piece...
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Lily Ives 04 July 2018
I think that I am just ill with life, the same stale yet fluctuating factors. I wonder how many people take alcohol because they are depressed with the mundane state of affairs that is life? Is the opposite of alcohol addiction, or any addiction, connection? He truly was a lonely man, and a powerful writer. I am enjoy his pessimistic view of the world - it's at times refreshing!
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Unknown Spirit 29 August 2016
Depiction of life in a sort of devoid of meaning to be deserved of living. We are trapped in it like some be fooled Thanks for sharing.
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