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Charles Bukowski - Out Of The Arm Of One Love...

out of the arm of one love
and into the arms of another 
I have been saved from dying on the cross
by a lady who smokes pot
writes songs and stories
and is much kinder than the last,
much much kinder,
and the sex is just as good or better. 
it isn't pleasant to be put on the cross and left there,
it is much more pleasant to forget a love which didn't
work 
as all love
finally 
doesn't work ... 
it is much more pleasant to make love
along the shore in Del Mar
in room 42, and afterwards
sitting up in bed
drinking good wine, talking and touching
smoking 
listening to the waves ...

I have died too many times
believing and waiting, waiting
in a room
staring at a cracked ceiling
wating for the phone, a letter, a knock, a sound ...
going wild inside
while she danced with strangers in nightclubs ... 
out of the arms of one love 
and into the arms of another 
it's not pleasant to die on the cross,
it is much more pleasant to hear your name whispered in
the dark.

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