An ode to our dear and beloved forthcoming dead week

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Dear beloved dead week,

Whatever would we do

If you weren’t in our lives?

We’d clearly be screwed.


Because of you, Netflix is calling our names,

And thanks to all the time you give us,

We never feel shame.


From “Stranger Things 2”

To reruns of “Friends,”

Oh dead week, we love you,

Please don’t ever end.


Because when you end we feel pretty lost,

Since you allowed us to procrastinate

Like a serious boss.

Dead week let us sleep a little bit more

And travel to San Francisco

When our lives were a bore.

But now we must begin to study,

Oh, what a drag.

But thanks to you, dead week,

We’ve got this in the bag.

Contact Chloe Lelchuk at [email protected].