Go Forth

I know it’s a total sell-out — ‘the revolution will be televised’ — but the new Levi’s ads make me want to go out and like throw a burning bottle at something or jump in a lake or maybe buy a pair of jeans.

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous.
the gods wait to delight
in you.

The Laughing Heart, Charles Bukowski

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