I went looking for a present for my improv teacher, who likes Bukowski, and found this very tiny pamphlet in a rare book store, which had the following poem in it. It’s so good it gave me a chill.
the significance was obscure
we’ve been married 30 years, he told me.
to what do you attribute your marital success? I asked.
we both roll the toothpaste tube from the bottom, he said.
the next morning before brushing I rolled the toothpaste tube from the bottom.
of course, since I live alone, the significance was obscure
as it usually is.