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Another Horse Story

Story written in 1967

the harness racing season has been under way, as they say, for a week or 2 now, and I have been out 5 or 6 times, perhaps breaking even for the course, which is a hell of a waste of time - anything is a waste of time unless you are fucking well or creating well or getting well or looming toward a kind of phantom love-happiness. we will all end up in the crud-pot of defeat - call it death or error. I am not a word-man. I do suppose, tho, as one keeps making adjustments to the tide, we can call it experience even if we are not so sure that it is wisdom...


Erections, Ejaculations and General Tales of Ordinary Madness - pg. 104 - 1972
The Most Beautiful Woman in Town and Other Stories - pg. 104 - 1983

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Notes of a Dirty Old Man

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