The Morning Line

The morning line runs about so…

cliche 6/5,

originality 5/2,

treachery 4,

hope 6,

malfunction 6,

history 8,

medicine 10, syphylus 12, kindness 15….

law 20, crime 20,

copulation 30,

LOVE — 50.

Forget overlay. Love never won yet… since platitude was an overnight scratch,

if you can get 3/5 on cliche,

put down everything you’ve got.

(transcribed from “The Creation of the Morning Line” by Charles Bukowski)

Alex JD Smith and I went to the track this last Superbowl Sunday. This is what we did.