Charles Bukowski poem and story database

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Story written in 1972

I was sitting in a bar on Western Ave. It was around midnight and I was in my usual confused state. I mean, you know, nothing works right: the women, the jobs, the no jobs, the weather, the dogs. Finally you just sit in a kind of stricken state and wait like you're on the bus stop bench waiting for death...

Magazines and periodicals

Los Angeles Free Press - No. 412 - June 9-15 - 1972
NOLA Express - No. 108 - June 9-22 - 1972

Alternate titles or versions, draft titles

No Way To Paradise

External links

Scan of magazine appearance (Los Angeles Free Press)
Scan of magazine appearance (NOLA Express)

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