Monday, June 28, 2010

Charles Bukowski, "Ham on Rye #43"

"Did your father really blow his brains out because of your mother?"

"Yeah. He was on the telephone. He told her he had a gun. He said 'If you don't come back to me I'm going to kill myself. Will you come back to me?' And my mother said, 'No.' There was a shot and that was that."

"What did your mother do?"

"She hung up."

(Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye, #43)