Tales of Ordinary Madness - Study Guide Flower Horse Summary & Analysis

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Flower Horse Summary

Bukowski is at the horse track betting on horses that keep coming up just short of the win. He cannot help but observe the extremes at the race track, the despair slammed up against joy, and the frivolity coupled with utmost importance. He hates himself, his weakness and stupidity for betting on all the wrong horses. Finally, he wins almost $250 on a big race. As he is on his way to claim his tickets, he realizes that he has lost one of the four, which means that he will have much less money waiting for him. He panics, but finds the ticket stuffed in his wallet. Suddenly, he feels optimistic, and leaves the race track knowing that he will always come out on top.

Flower Horse Analysis

Bukowski's trademark pessimism meets its match in the form of a well-deserved payday at the track. More importantly...

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