In the hotel | Teen Ink

In the hotel

February 8, 2022
By xarqirm PLATINUM, Louisville, Kentucky
xarqirm PLATINUM, Louisville, Kentucky
20 articles 1 photo 3 comments

It’d rained yesterday.

Slip slop of my bare feet

kick through them concrete grey hallways.

My hands grazed over

beams colored with chipped paint

that pricked my fingers.

Thems entrance doors lazed mid-swing.

condensation collecting on hazy glass panes.

Sweet aroma of coffee cream

floated through the air,

(the sound of steel drums

‘n gui-tars)

when the doors squeaked open

The building were a faded yellow,

with a poolside surrounded by flowering trees

My brother and I sat on the edge

with our pants rolled up to our knees

water kicked up, up.

Slip slop.

He held a glass Coke bottle


Equally yellow and faded

Christmas lights embraced them chipped beams.


(had a pineapple taste in my mouth)

We looked up

setting sun bathed the hotel in gold

sky darkened

blue black purple tinge

on the horizon

were rested clouds on our shoulders.

The author's comments:

It's a poem, man.

Similar Articles


This article has 1 comment.

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Mar. 26 at 8:24 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
67 articles 6 photos 1489 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

β€œI knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

Yeah, It is a poem...An awe-striking one...You can write fantastically...Keep it up!!! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»βœŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»