"from hank bukowski to steve richmond... nov... 1971
"...don't wait for the good woman. she doesn't exist. there are women who can make you feel more with their bodies and souls but these are the exact women who will turn the knife into you right in front of the crowd. of course, i expect this, but the knife still cuts. the female loves to play man against man. and if she is in a position to do it there is not one who will resist. the male, for all his bravado and exploration, is the loyal one, the one who generally feels love. the female is skilled at betrayal. and torture and damnation. never envy a man his lady. behind it all lays a living hell..."
too gaddamned cool.
and that's definitely bukowski, cantankerous old fart.