Charles Bukowski





starting fast

we each
at times
should
remember
the most
elevated
and
lucky
moment
of
our
lives.

for me
it
was 
being
a
very young
man
and
sleeping
penniless
and
friendless
upon a
park
bench
in a
strange
city
which
doesn’t say
much
for all
those
many
decades
which
followed.