too long

seven hours
is too long
to wander aimlessly
at a county fair
the crowd grew
in size
and spectrum..
the fair smells
horse and livestock
the fair food
sugary and fried
smokey and beer-drenched..
the screams intensified
as dizzying rides
spun and twisted
hanging bodies upside down
in the air..
my senses slipped
into overdrive
and i escaped
into the small
of a palm reader
to hear the latest
while carneys grinned
their toothless grins
from the sidelines..

About lindalou5150

as exercise or exorcism, i write...for the eyes of others, for my eyes and heart only, for the love and the rage, i release the gamut of tell the truth and say what's often thought but not written...
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