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April 24, 2013

roll the dice… and go all the way!

For me, these days, it’s all about letting it roll

Monday, I posted a quote by Franz Kafka where he mentions being quiet and still and solitary… and having the world roll in ecstasy at your feet. Here now is Charles Bukowski’s take on life and how it rolls.

“Roll The Dice”
—Charles Bukowski

if you’re going to try, go all the
otherwise, don’t even start.

if you’re going to try, go all the
this could mean losing girlfriends,
wives, relatives, jobs and
maybe your mind.

go all the way.
it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.
it could mean freezing on a
park bench.
it could mean jail,
it could mean derision,

isolation is the gift,
all the others are a test of your
endurance, of
how much you really want to
do it.
and you’ll do it
despite rejection and the worst odds
and it will be better than
anything else
you can imagine.

if you’re going to try,
go all the way.
there is no other feeling like
you will be alone with the gods
and the nights will flame with

do it, do it, do it.
do it.

all the way
all the way.

you will ride life straight to
perfect laughter, it’s
the only good fight
there is.

I do LOVE and miss good ol’ crazy Buk…