by Kelsey Hamlin
Hot pink hair on an underground train.
A homeless girl in the street rain.
Somewhere a couple moans together,
through walls that should’ve been insulated better.
Drunken friends stumble outside to see
where their next Uber will be.
A family tries to go to sleep
while others are at work, beat.
The night is endless, and so is Seattle.
Tomorrow is another’s battle.
Kelsey Hamlin is a reporter with South Seattle Emerald, and interned with the publication this summer. She has worked with various Seattle publications. Currently, Hamlin is a University of Washington student, and the President of the UW Chapter’s Society of Professional Journalists. Hamlin is a journalism major at the University of Washington with interdisciplinary Honors, and a minor in Law, Societies & Justice. Find her on Twitter @ItsKelseyHamlin or see her other work on her website
Featured image is courtesy of Akio Wall