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Charles Bukowski

it’s moments like
this – you can feel it
happening – that you grow
transformed
partly into something
else strange and
unimaginable—
so when death comes
it can only take
part of
you

—Charles Bukowski, from “8 Count Concerto,” What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk Through The Fire. (Ecco; 1 edition June 1, 2002)

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