We swam through the fair,
wading through the smell
of funnel cake and other fried treats
threatening to fill our lungs,
deliciously drowning us

amid carnival barkers and juggling dogs,
lights as bright as sunfish
eyes and other sea creatures
of a habit not unfamiliar to us.

Children dreaming of cotton
candy land, stepping
from the Ferris wheel, and giggle
with glee, breathing sugar with
a taste of excitement bred

from another summer night not
in school, as we float upstream, pushing
against the tide washing through
the school of revelers, cleansed at last.

(c) 2019 Phillip Knight Scott
Written in response to the Thursday Inspiration at Light Motifs II.

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now! https://amzn.to/3oVCG77

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