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  • Writer's pictureLucia Salvo

Dear Friday Detention

Updated: Jun 8, 2022

An abhorrence letter from a dispirited, sorrowful student

Dear Friday Detention,

We haven’t talked in a while

and some transgressions have gone by,

but to be honest

I’m glad I didn’t have you by my side.

I got used to your absence,

the peace over family dinner,

and it all made sense

cause I got a little more time off.

I created a habit,

hit snooze more than once (as I was in my zone)

and thank you

‘cause I was able to use my phone.

Falling asleep in class became normal;

it stopped being one of our many sins.

The school uniform was no longer formal:

Blue nails, pink socks, and colorful rings.

But now that you’re called upon,

I’ll have to get used to that.

I wanted to move on,

but having you is an obligation.



These 3 pictures portray the fourth stanza about falling asleep in class without the consequence of a Friday Detention.

Picture Credits: Gema Sandino and Adriana Martinez.

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