3 am

Ramblings in the middle of the night

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Patty’s Charcoal Drive-In

First job. In tight black shorts

and a white bowling shirt, red lipstick

and bouncing pony tail, I present

each overflowing tray as if it were a banquet. 

I’m sixteen and college-bound,

this job’s temporary as the summer sun,

but right now, it’s the boundaries of my life.

After the first few nights of mixed orders

and missing cars, the work goes easily.

I take out the silver trays and hook them to the windows,

inhale the mingled smells of seared meat patties,

salty ketchup, rich sweet malteds.

The lure of grease drifts through the thick night air.

And it’s always summer at Patty’s Charcoal Drive-in—

carloads of blonde-and-tan girls

pull up next to red convertibles,

boys in black tee shirts and slick hair.

Everyone knows what they want.

And I wait on them, hoping for tips,

loose pieces of silver

flung carelessly as the stars.

Doo-wop music streams from the jukebox

and each night repeats itself,

faithful as a steady date.

Towards 10 P.M., traffic dwindles.

We police the lot, pick up wrappers.

The dark pours down, sticky as Coke,

but the light from the kitchen

gleams like a beacon.

A breeze comes up, chasing papers

in the far corners of the darkened lot,

as if suddenly a cold wind had started to blow

straight at me from the future—

I read that in a Doris Lessing book—

but right now, purse fat with tips

the moon sitting like a cheeseburger on a flat black grill,

this is enough.

Your order please.

-Barbara Crooker

Filed under relevant to my life right now this poem was on my ap lit final

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Final Line-Up

Disney Ladies Typography Series

Finally finished formatting these up! I had to design 10 icons relating to any group for my Design class using the Times Roman font. Hope you guys like them! 

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Seven children and seven Horcruxes
The seven characters each having one of the seven Horcruxes. Draco with the ring, Ron with the locket, Hermione with the cup, Harry himself, Neville and Nagini, Ginny and the diary and Luna with the diadem.

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Seven children and seven Horcruxes

The seven characters each having one of the seven Horcruxes. Draco with the ring, Ron with the locket, Hermione with the cup, Harry himself, Neville and Nagini, Ginny and the diary and Luna with the diadem.

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