The Old Place in Alsip

We had the ultimate bachelor pad
in Alsip
for a couple years.

The refrigerator was just
a large appliance
that stored condiments.

I had six months of laundry
on the floor of my room.

Women came and went
that nobody else knew about.

There was a white substance
we affectionately called
on the shower curtain.

Times you can look at and smile
in retrospect,
after women come
and rescue you from yourself.

-GD Butler

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