Kaitlin L. // LONG BEACH

Waves break on the beach.

 

Outside the window gravel crunches

 

softly. Shadows cast by the rafters fall on

 

the bed sheets, which crinkle as someone

 

shifts in her sleep. Soft light peeks out from

 

 under the shades pulled tight against the

 

sun. The small room sleeps all four of us

 

and fits two dressers. Space is tight but it’s

 

comfortable. A dog barks once. The scent of

 

freshly brewed coffee drifts upstairs. Dishes

 

clink in the kitchen. Our parents have

 

awoken. The day has begun.

 

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