appeasing the spirits

the groundskeeper's wife
will bring plain hot cider
maybe a sweater
if she thinks I'm cold

she'll pat my shoulder
motherly and say
    it's good to come here
    good to visit him

someday I'll tell her
    I come here for your cider
    this is the only place
    where I get away from him


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