sunday afternoon

anxiously waiting for college decisions
second semester senior year is a blur
AP test prep, prom plans, graduation rehearsal
they fade in and out
mellow in the background, like a coffee shop murmur
with the anxiety of a Sunday afternoon

Sunday afternoon means
school tomorrow, work tomorrow
work due tomorrow, deadlines tomorrow.
Sunday afternoon is the promise 
of a never-ending cycle
do you get to relax? not until next Sunday afternoon

but even with the promise of work
Sunday afternoons bring about the serenity
of a calm sky,
and the constant warmth of the light
what more could you want?

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