having the flu and nothing else to do

I read a book about Dos Passos and according to this
one
D.P. ended up in the Hollywood Hills reading the
Wall Street Journal.

this seems to happen often with many.

what hardly ever happens is
a man going from being a young conservative to a
wild-ass radical in old
age.

young conservatives become old
conservatives

but when a young radical continues on to become an
old radical
he is looked upon much like a man from a mental
institution.

such is politics and you can have
it

keep it

sail it in between the cheeks of your
ass.

Appears (in an edited form) in The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps

©Linda Lee Bukowski - used with permission