she wants to be the whole world’s girl

i step backwards

twice

once for me

and once for her

in my hand i hold a treasure

but i can’t show you what it is

dust covering the old counter top of this roadhouse

in the hi desert

90 miles from fame

one tank of gas

and 30 cans of hair spray

enough caffeine to keep every child in africa up for a week

dinosaurs built with plaster

and a statue of elvis

made from cotton candy

you can stay up all night

and still get the sleep you need

there are towers in our minds that we can build

to bring us closer to god

and there are oceans and rivers

to keep us apart

and put us back together

i saw you there

and that was all i needed

 

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