The end is in sight–

a few more days and a string of endless nights.

The end is there–

several deep breaths and heaps of care.

The end is soon–

a few more exams to grade and then it will be Friday at noon.

The end is on its way–

“I need to hang on,” I tell myself, and others each day.

The end is almost here–

A dreadful trudge to the last days of a trying year.