The Outhouse Out Behind Alice's Restaurant

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Musty and moth balls,
Dust and aging wood.

Peeling wallpaper covering
thin walls.

Creaky furniture and too hot water,
midnight serenades and smoldering ashes.

Morning s'mores roasting
over citronella candles.

A sun peeks over
mountain trees,
Buckeyes sliver down
the morning creek.

Cracking paint stains
my fingers.





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