Sam hates to do laundry,
bought a plastic, five gallon cement mixer;
just a bucket with some ridges inside
and a screw-on lid.
Puts a load in there, some water,
a little soap, screws the top on,
and rolls it down the hill.
Three times to wash, twice to rinse;
hangs them to dry on a rafter
under the porch.
Louise just marvels,
shakes her head, says,
Sam is a spiritual man
he reads T.S. Eliot a lot,
and the songs he writes with the birds
are all hymns.
When he dances on the porch
of his treehouse
he remembers King David
and is not ashamed.
Labor Day weekend,
Sam invited Louise for a ride
to Fall Creek Falls State Park,
over in Van Buren County.
Dug out the tent and the rest of the stuff,
strapped it on the back
and headed out.
Round the curves and switchbacks,
sometimes stoppin' to stretch their legs,
awed by the view
from some of the overlooks they passed.
Through Knoxville and past Oak Ridge,
they got hungry,
so Sam bought 'em an early dinner
at the Bean Pot in Crossville.
Down through the Sequachie Valley to Pikeville,
and up the mountain to the park.
They rented a space, set up camp
and relaxed awhile.
Enjoyed some quiet talk as Sam smoked his pipe,
and they sipped a little 'shine.
Said, "Tennessee's good for my eyes."
Next mornin' They took an ice cold shower
under the two hundred 'n forty foot waterfall,
laughin' and splashin' and turnin' blue
the whole time.
About twenty minutes later,
Louise giggled, grabbed Sam by the hand
and dragged him behind a stand of Rhododendron.
He laughed like bells
when she stood on her tip toes
and reached for the hem of her blouse.
When they got home Sunday night
Sam's eye twinkled,
said, "Good Ride."
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