My Selection — “The Crunch”
A Poem by Charles Bukowski
“The Crunch” is a poem written by renowned German-American writer Charles Bukowski, about a condition faced by the majority of the world, or every human being, at some point in their lives: Loneliness.
While it has three versions, I’m going to focus on the first version that was released in 1977. In terms of structure, it’s written in a simple…