What They Took (Republished)

Her first job after babysitting
Was cleaning rooms at the roadside motel
At the edge of town

The rooms smelled like the sweat of truckers
And road crew
And stale beer and burgers fried in the kitchenette

A high school portrait of a sweetheart
A tattered picture of a boy with a bat
Last month’s Playboy

She learned about men
By what they took
And what they left behind

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2 thoughts on “What They Took (Republished)

  1. kismet says:

    Awwwww just beautiful

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