it was a hot night in Tony’s. you didn’t even think of fucking. just drink cool beer. Tony coasted a couple down to me and Indian Mike, and Mike had the money out. I let him buy the first round. Tony rang it up, bored, looked around – 5 or six others staring into their beers, dolts, so Tony walked down to us. “what’s new, Tony?” I asked. “ah, shit,” said Tony. “at ain’t new.” “shit,” said Tony. “ah, shit,” said Indian Mike. we drank at our beers.
The Fuck Machine can be found in the collection, The Most Beautiful Woman in Town. I highly recommend it.
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Charles Bukowski is one of America’s best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in Andernach, Germany, and raised in Los Angeles, where he lived for fifty years.Find out more about Bukowski on his website, Bukowski.net.