classmate: what are you reading

me: (holds book up higher to show the cover while continuing to read)

"I loved you
like a man loves a woman he never touches, only
writes to, keeps little photographs of. I would have
loved you more if I had sat in a small room rolling a
cigarette and listened to you piss in the bathroom,
but that didn’t happen. your letters got sadder.
your lovers betrayed you. kid, I wrote back, all
lovers betray."

Charles Bukowski, Love is a Dog from Hell

one of my faves

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