Words. Music. Comedy. Drama.

The significance was obscure

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.