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The End of the Season This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


Silence because ...

The AC iswarm
The heaters cool
Mattresses bare

TVsunplugged
Furniture polished
Phones down
Drapesdrawn

Refrigerators open
Dishes collected
Theburners cold
Mirrors wiped

Towels out ofuse
Sinks quiet
Toilets dry
Showers dried

Thewindows closed
Curtains washed
Carpetsvacuumed
Floors cleaned

The information lineidle
The office vacant
Tourists home
Their culturegone

Their complaints absent
Their foreign languageunheard
Their distinct beach apparel thankfully notaround
Their family cars gone,
The parking lotempty

Lights off
Doors locked
The roomssilent
The motel closed and finally,
My vacationbegins.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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