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The Great Escape

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listen, he said, you ever seen a bunch of crabs in a
bucket?
no, I told him.
well, what happens is that now and then one crab
will climb up on top of the others
and begin to climb toward the top of the bucket,
then, just as he's about to escape
another crab grabs him and pulls him back
down.
really? I asked.
really, he said, and this job is just like that, none
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Dr Antony Theodore 05 April 2020
whenever I had crab legs I thought about that place. I must have thought about that place maybe 5 or 6 times before I switched to lobster. interesting.. poem of Bukowski. tony
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Dr Antony Theodore 08 March 2019
it was so easy it was unbelievable. but none of the others followed me. a very good poem. tony
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A2j2tiwari 18 December 2018
I can't understand what he means by Lobsters
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M Asim Nehal 26 November 2018
Fantastic poem 10
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Isaiah m 17 October 2018
I think the poem I just read was asome because the words you put In there write more so I can look at them to see how cool they are
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MikeyMike 21 November 2018
Bukowski has been dead for many years, buddy.
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Celso Moskowitz 10 October 2018
That ending is the most elegant middle finger I've ever seen in words. Class act, Mr. Bukowski.
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Smoky Hoss 07 September 2018
Change is the only answer; even change from change. Nothing in this world ever, nor was ever meant to, remain the same. Bukowski, the ever-changing, remaining prophet.
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Finally! I found a poem he made without cuss words!
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* Sunprincess * 23 April 2016
............amazing ?
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