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down in the diner

down in the diner
just off the square
Bekki the barmaid
is braiding her hair

in the sizzle serenade
on Joe’s gaslit stove
he flips a stack of cakes
as Bekki ponders love

sipping from my mug
an odious couple shuffles in
Bekki scrambles to their booth
heels click above the din

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