Carnival

Carnival lights
Surround us with the music
String us by our souls
Our hearts clink like glasses
Raising a toast for our good luck
Our good cheer
And the air above us

Merry-go-round
Circles a few times
Cotton candy lips greet me
As I get off to head for the Ferris Wheel
He drags me to the Fun House
Where I lose myself in his reflections
And for once in my life
I don’t mind the way I look

He charms the laughs out of me
Stepping around the sights and sounds
Ringing in my ear, I feel dreams coming through
My fingers cupped in his palm
He says my name as the lights go dim
There’s no greater joy in this whole wide world
Than living in this carnival with him

-Copyright 2008: Carter Tachikawa

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