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WALKING THROUGH HOLES IN WALLS ON HORSES – PART ONE

This is a collection of ten short poems transcribed from an impromptu poetry session recorded several years ago. I dedicate them to Charles Bukowski as they are in the Bukowski free form style and content. There are ten poems, so I have broken them down into two posts.

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THE ACADEMY

The Academy of Lifetime Lovers
plays on Beverly Rude Street
it’s open season
for anything that rolls.

It’s the Academy of Beverly Night Hill Street.

All of the fountains left standing
do not turn gold anymore
when it rains
are they real?

On the Beverly Hill Street only
it’s a wide street
it’s a hot street
it’s a cold street
it’s another night
on the Beverly Hill Street Blues Street.
It’s another day in the Beverly Hills Street suite.
It’s another life in the Beverly Hills Street shop.

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TWO BOURBONS THREE COFFEES AND LESS BEER

Two bourbons three coffees and less beer
the waitress hollered at me
I spit
almost hit the guys foot
he turned around and swallowed hard.

Look pal, it wasn’t my drink
it was the coffee that made you throw up
all over the barfly
that’s no way to get a girl to take you home.
But hey
I’ll save your ass
give me your Amex and we’ll get you home.
I know a cab ride
it will take you to the girl inside
she’ll get you the big one.

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DARRIN TAKES THE FOUR OCLOCK

Darrin took the four o’clock again today
he was on the same route
on the same train
it wasn’t moving any faster.

Why does Darrin always ride the same train
stop on the same watch
look on the same minute
breath the same hand?

Darrin’s on that same damn train again
and it’s always the same time again.

Why does Darrin ride that time?
Why does Darrin ride that train?
Why does Darrin ride the train on time again?
Why does Darrin ride that train?

Hey, there’s Darrin riding that train again tonight
he’s on time.

Darrin is on the train tonight.

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THE FOUR OF US HOLLOW WITCHES ARE ALWAYS IN THE WAY

The four of us hollow witches are always in the way.
Damn, the bitch whore
she can’t take it
only side waters
big tides
but don’t let that stop you
there’s no blood on this track.

It’s cherry red and it’s clean
don’t let that stop you
if it wasn’t here to eat
it wouldn’t have been put.

Don’t let that stop you
because it doesn’t stop them.

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TWO SADDLES AND ONLY ONE PONY RIDER

I was wondering why horses always walk faster.
Gallop
or whatever they do
whenever they want to do it
you know how horses are
limp legs, big legs, fat legs, skinny legs
horses are horses are horses
why do they call them that?

Just horses
only horses
where are you going on that one?
Oh, it’s just my horse.

Well, every rider has to sit on one
that’s why you have to have one
every rider has to have one
every rider has to sit on one
that’s why they call them horse
that’s why they call them a horse
that’s why they call them horse
that’s what they call horse.

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