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Charles Bukowski

When I was young I was depressed all the time. But suicide no longer seemed a possibility in my life. At my age there was very little left to kill. It was good to be old, no matter what they said. It was reasonable that a man had to be at least 50 years old… Continue reading Charles Bukowski

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Richard Jackson

I should tell you from the start that this poem is about Nothing. Even the title is stolen from a song by Wilco. It’s true that some philosophers say that Nothing exists, except in dreams, that our words carry meaning like the hidden roots of stars, that ideas flake off the walls of our metaphors… Continue reading Richard Jackson

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