Without them, the only good thing about summer would be the weather   Leave a comment

The scent of minted toothpaste escapes into the hall

 

Signals guests are rising

 

A new day in the business of hospitality

 

Two Jamaican women in white walk side by side to work

 

The day slowly beginning

 

Anticipated breakfast prepared by gifted hands

 

A vacuum soon will break the silence after guests have made their way

 

The seasonal support of workers, loyal to their call

 

No sick days in this culture

 

Committed to their tasks

 

God knows they are writers, actors, artists, mothers, nurses

 

Dancing through a summer

 

Until the winter comes

 

To practice the dream their labor longs for

 

Becoming playwright, singer, artist

 

On a stage that winter will leave barren

 

For the gifted staff of summer 

 

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Summer Staff

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