#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 20: “Funfair”


dance around or dive in —
      this flavor of ocean
      extracts the better
      of us —

make it so subtle that it’s
      subliminal,    barely
      there, a gossamer hint,
      a mirage

admit you almost saw it,
      almost felt a sting
      of a love arrow, kissed
      a wound & healed it,

tore open your chest
      & exposed the emptiness

this whirl & twirl, this
      cyclone simulacrum,
      this oil & water mix,
      this dainty delusion

you’re a carnival ride
     & I’m going to be sick

Photo by Timo from Pexels

Published by Jennifer Patino


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