it could have been an LSD flashback from the one time he tripped acid way back in college. or it could have happened exactly the way it is written here. 2,756 more words
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Barfly (1987) Directed by Barbet Schroeder. With Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway and Alice Krige.
The semi-autobiographical tale of poet and author, Charles Bukowski, Barfly is a pidgeon-hole view into a time of alcoholism, set around various dive bars of downtrodden Los Angeles in the 1980’s. 263 more words
the stumblebum shuffles through the indigo room of violet smoke where calligraphic neon floats his walk punch-drunk back hunched his spine fused crowbar bent with all the time spent with elbows wedged for leverage on the beer-soaked stage of his daily charade he opens his play with a prologue of rage or a boxer’s feint of taunts and jeers so we can’t see the real he what he hopes we’ll see is a tough guy with the scabbed sores of his last brawl lip split shirt gored he orders a drink for which he won’t pay gets into a fight to feel alive in the sweet flush of pain’s exquisite rush drinks more ’til he gets numb forgets he’s a bum wakes when the sun’s high the next day rinses off the dirt crust of his dried blood repeats all this again… 16 more words