Man in the Sun (Charles Bukowski, Gus Goad, Anders Isberg, Deeply Dazzled) by Deeply Dazzled published on 2013/06/15 22:06:19 +0000 Man in the Sun It's something about the Mafia, one of the heads of the Mafia who ate too much and had it too easy. He got fat sucking at good cigars and young breasts and he had these heart attacks and so one day somebody is driving him in his big car along the road and he doesn't feel so good and he asks the boy to stop and let him out and the boy lays him out along the road in the fine sunshine. I don't know whether its Crete or Sicily or Italy proper but he's lying there in the sunshine and before he dies he says: "how beautiful life can be", and then he's gone. Sometimes you've got to kill 4 or 5 thousand men before you somehow get to believe that the sparrow is immortal. Money is piss and you have been wasting your time. My, my, my it gets so fearful it gets so fearful, it gets me, wrinkles me without consultation Birds in my dreams walking with canes People in my world walking like nightmares I need forty five days to sleep, i need to beat hell out of somebody I need to kneel among the roses like a madman and sing to God of kangaroos however you spell it out and however you spell it out its going nowhere and I'm going with it. Of all the beauty i can think of its maybe ten minutes staring at an old bell nobody knows about Or smelling my toes like a cranky kid. Of all the beauty i can think of its watching a long freight of box cars go by Sunburnt and hurt and wooden, Myself watching, watching, yet now all i can see is some kind of colour of greens and yellows streamlined reds and warm, belonging and not belonging All i can see is windows and streets and dirt that wants to cry. Its getting late and the shades go down. Pictures of long legged girls flow through my brain. and the caterpillar wants to speak my name, it knows me, it does. How beautiful life can be. You've been wasting your time. I need forty five days to sleep. Its going nowhere and i'm going with it. How beautiful life can be. How beautiful life can be.