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You Get So Alone At times That It Just Makes Sense is a collection of free verse poems by Charles Bukowski published in 1986. The collection—customarily rowdy, vulgar and candid—focuses on the themes of regret, acceptance, and solitude. It reflects the aging of notorious enfant terrible.

You Get So Alone begins with the poem "1813-1883," which introduces the poet-narrator, Chinaski, at his typewriter in his LA home with his cat. A mad storm rages outside, and the wine, weather and writing merge into a perfect cacophony.

In "red Mercedes," Chinaski is in a bad mood when he is cut off by a young man in a red Mercedes while entering the race track. He follows the man to valet parking and begins pounding on his car door. The man's girlfriend passes him a gun from the glove compartment, and Chinaski backs off...

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