Ice Cream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


Alight blue truck pulls up to
Mari's Salumeria
Which is really Maria's, orMario's
But we'll probably never know which, because
The only one whoreally works here is
Allison, and the letter fell off the sign long before shegot here.
Anyway, the truck pulls up
And the driver goes to the back to gethis
Boxes, and he staggers a little because
There are four and they'reheavy.
We're all sitting on the curb near the fire hydrant that theypainted
Gold last week, and we watch the man
Smile and stagger a little,smiling
Through the brittle steam rising from the ice cream
Even though theboxes are so heavy, smiling
Because it's late July, and it's icecream.




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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