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MIKE WATT the bassist as photograph of san pedro sunrises 2006

"roll the dice"

if you're going to try, go all the
way. otherwise, don't even start.

if you're going to try, go all the
way. this could mean losing girlfriends,
wives, relatives, jobs and
maybe your mind.

go all the way.
it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.
it could mean freezing on a park bench.
it could mean jail, it could mean derision,
mocker, isolation.

isolation is the gift,
all the others are a test of you
endurance, of how much you really want to
do it. and you'll do it despite rejection and the
worst odds and it will be better than
anything else you can imagine.

if you're going to try,
go all the way. there is no other feeling like
that. you will be alone with the
gods and the nights will flame with

do it, do it, do it.
do it.

all the way
all the way.
you will ride life straight to
perfect laughter,
it's the only good fight
there is.

(from "what matters most is how
well you walk through the fire" by
charles bukowski)

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