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Trashcan Lives

Charles Bukowski

the wind blows hard tonight

and it's a cold wind

and I think about

the boys on the row.

I hope some of them have a bottle of


it's when you're on the row

that you notice that


is owned

and that there are locks on


this is the way a democracy


you get what you can,

try to keep that

and add to it

if possible.

this is the way a dictatorship

works too

only they either enslave or

destroy their


we just forgot ours.

in either case

it's a hard



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