Last Day Of High School

A tuneless student band
performs to vacant picnic tables.
Cramped inside the Hurricane's cars, girls squeal;
reaching dizzy heights on solid ground,
teachers drift around the coffee van.

From Mr. Whippy, Bri and I
buy soft serve like when we were kids.
I dab the white goo onto her forehead,
it smudges like a finger-painting.
She charges after me, waffle brush raised.
Soon we are sticky
and erupt into laughter.
I extend my arm, and twist my wrist
to capture this bittersweet moment.

FOLLOW US was established in 1997, and since then we have successfully completed numerous short story and poetry competitions and publications.
We receive an overwhelming positive feedback each year from the teachers, parents and students who have involvement in these competitions and publications, and we will continue to strive to attain this level of excellence with each competition we hold.


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