Friday, September 5, 2014

A CHILD FOR THE AFTERNOON


The carnival is calling to me.
I could hear the sound of
laughter in the distance.
I want to go.
I want to be a child again
for one afternoon.
Go back in time when
life was enjoyed to its fullest.
I will dip my toes in the sand
and run to the carnival.
I will buy cotton candy and
eat it with sticky fingers.
I will ride the Ferris Wheel
until I am dizzy from the heights.
I can hear the bumper cars
bashing against each other.
I see children running to the rides.
I am one of them.
For this afternoon,
I will be one of them.