Party at Arthur’s

Pickup trucks, 80s music, and teenage delinquency

“Arthur’s” was our hangout

“Party at Arthur’s!”

Traveling down dirt roads,

windows down

somewhere among a maze of county roads

and cornfields,

we arrived

at “Arthur’s”.


Talking with friends,

meeting new ones,

smoking Virginia Slims Light Menthol


He hosted many parties

for us country kids

with keg beer,

pick up trucks,

and boomboxes.

Banana clips, friendship bracelets,

Aqua Net overload,

marathon makeout sessions . . .

Arthur witnessed it all.

My heart sank when,

years after I moved away,

I read that “Arthur” had to be torn down.

I sure miss that tree.

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