Rosalie brought magic to the lonely so long ago. now Rosalie either so very old or so quiet under the earth, this is the pimple-faced kid who lied about his age just to watch you.

You were good, Rosalie in 1935, good enough to remember now when the light is yellow and the nights are slow.

  • from You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense, by Charles Bukowski
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I help him burn some more of his poesy they float well down the river lighting up the night as good words should.

  • from You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense, by Charles Bukowski

I was young but always alone—I felt that I needed the time to get something done and the only way I could buy time was with poverty.

  • from You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense, by Charles Bukowski

they really have no idea of what to do with themselves: swim? tennis? drive up the coast? down the coast?

  • from You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense, by Charles Bukowski

we are trying to beat the percentages and each day some must fall so that others can go on.

  • from You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense, by Charles Bukowski

there is hardly anything as beautiful as a woman in a long dress not even the sunrise not even the geese flying south in the long V formation in the bright freshness of early morning.

  • from You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense, by Charles Bukowski

…as she got dressed it was sad for him not because of him and the lady but because of all the millions like him and the lady as the lights blinked out there, everything so effortlessly false.

  • from You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense, by Charles Bukowski