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A Following

Written by: Charles Bukowski | Biography
 | Quotes (11) |
 the phone rang at 1:30 a.m.
 and it was a man from Denver:

 "Chinaski, you got a following in
 Denver..."
 "yeah?"
 "yeah, I got a magazine and I want some
 poems from you..."
 "FUCK YOU, CHINASKI!" I heard a voice
 in the background...
 "I see you have a friend,"
 I said.
 "yeah," he answered, "now, I want
 six poems..."
 "CHINASKI SUCKS! CHINASKI'S A PRICK!"
 I heard the other
 voice.
 "you fellows been drinking?"
 I asked.
 "so what?" he answered. "you drink."
 "that's true..."
 "CHINASKI'S AN ASSHOLE!"
 then
 the editor of the magazine gave me the
 address and I copied it down on the back
 of an envelope.
 "send us some poems now..."
 "I'll see what I can do..."
 "CHINASKI WRITES SHIT!"
 "goodbye," I said.
 "goodbye," said the
 editor.
 I hung up.
 there are certainly any number of lonely
 people without much to do with
 their nights.



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