Moving Back To the Sawdust
The sawdust was left on the dusty floor.
She couldn’t see the side of his face-
It was scarred, just as it used to be.
The room was dusty. Her mother wanted
To clean it-she was desperate, then. She still was.
Everything cost too much money-they never seemed
To have any.
They lived on a ranch in the middle of nowhere.
Their father was dead. A horse had fallen on him.
She was a waitress at a diner in town. Her boy
Was a college student trying desperately to get out
Of small town life, his major was biology.
He didn’t like to dissect the animals-he was a vegan
By nature, since he was six. His favorite was cottage
Once, he met a girl and fell in love-and they decided
To move out of small town life. They left the mother,
They left the ranch, they left the sawdust that seemed
To be eternal.
Everything seemed to be eternal but their love,
And one day they had a baby and had to move back.