Bukowski – Roll the Dice

Hundred and Sixty 9.8.16

Highlight of the day : Read a poem that I wrote which talks about dying slowly in the office and a woodpecker that’s trying to free himself from my rib cage at our company lunch meeting to our president… and she loved it! This is not that poem..but I do have a question for you, feel free to send me the answer, but I don’t expect it. I just want you to think about it and answer it to yourself. I am playing with this question myself. What makes you feel alive? What sets you on fire? What is it that you are willing to go all the way in?

Roll the Dice

if you’re going to try, go all the
otherwise, don’t even start.

if you’re going to try, go all the
this could mean losing girlfriends,
wives, relatives, jobs and
maybe your mind.

go all the way.
it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.
it could mean freezing on a
park bench.
it could mean jail,
it could mean derision,
isolation is the gift,
all the others are a test of your
endurance, of
how much you really want to
do it.
and you’ll do it
despite rejection and the worst odds
and it will be better than
anything else
you can imagine.

if you’re going to try,
go all the way.
there is no other feeling like
you will be alone with the gods
and the nights will flame with

do it, do it, do it.
do it.

all the way
all the way.

you will ride life straight to
perfect laughter, its
the only good fight
there is.

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