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Be Angry At San Pedro

 I say to my woman, "Jeffers was 
a great poet.
think of a title like Be Angry At The Sun.
don't you realize how great that is? "you like that negative stuff.
" she says "positively," I agree, finishing my drink and pouring another.
"in one of Jeffers' poems, not the sun poem, this woman fucks a stallion because her husband is such a gross spirit.
and it's believable.
then the husband goes out to kill the stallion and the stallion kills him.
" "I never heard of Jeffers," she says.
"you never heard of Big Sur? Jeffers made Big Sur famous just like D.
Lawrence made Taos famous.
when a great writer writes about where he lives the mob comes in and takes over.
" "well you write about San Pedro," she says.
"yeah," I say, "and have you read the papers lately? they are going to construct a marina here, one of the largest in the world, millions and billions of dollars, there is going to be a huge shopping center, yachts and condominiums every- where!" "and to think," my woman says smiling, "that you've only lived here for three years!" "I still think," I say, changing the subject, "you ought to read Jeffers.

by Charles Bukowski
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