By Charles Bukowski
Having a bet at the Muse is a mix of hilarious poetry and tales. Charles Bukowski writes concerning the actual lifetime of a operating guy and all that includes it.
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Your vanity is abominable, dear reader, to be despised Even more than yourself, more than the entire world Which will never ever understand anything of our love. Cease to imagine my intelligibility to you, stop trying To exit the darkness, the vast unilluminable melody Of night shrouding the corpse of this word from view. If you have never experienced this perfect sorrow Of which I speak, at least that is cause for sorrow Of a lesser kind, a sort over which you should weep. If you have never heard of the kind of suffering I am Dying and want to die from all the more, plug your hears And run screaming in terror from here as fast as you can.
From our three navels sprout a new fourth world Outside matter-life-thought, above the count of time. Having seen the irreparable wrongness of all things Having known there is nothing to be done about it, We realize at once there is absolutely zero to fear. Yesterday we were as insane as you, actually thinking We had to stand! What bliss to be inverted around The empty point, to be a hook upon which all hangs. Today I will be with you in the paradise of never Having been. There we will sport upon the crosses Like birds plucking out the sweetest eyes of God.
My happiness that it is happening by my never having Happened is so eternally and infinitely multiplied. Not only do I intuit how it is for you, not only do I see. The direct non-thought of it points all in that direction, Perfuming space itself with unmistakable sweetness. How could it ever have been otherwise? How might Anything ever not know anything about everything That in one moment is happening to you and me? Without sinking into the dread pit of praise I proclaim To all dying stars the absolute perverse ineffectuality Of something that would try once to speak your name.
Betting on the Muse: Poems and Stories by Charles Bukowski