Friday, November 20, 2009

HOLIDAY MEMORIES #1

Fair Haven Union High School
Friday before Christmas break
Thirty minutes to go

Light bounces off the snow
Streaming in through the library windows

Dust floats lazily around a girl
Bent over a magazine
Pen between her teeth
And twirling her hair

All sit patiently
Waiting for the bell
Doodling
Daydreaming
Fidgeting
Waiting for the bell

Buses idle in the parking lot
Exhaust curling away

I sit quietly
Content
Confident in the luxurious promise
Of the unstoppable clock
And the idling buses

Christmas break
Thirty minutes away

1 comment:

Tate Family said...

Josh, I love it. I'd love it if I'd never sat in that library. You are just a fantastic writer.