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magic moments

july challenge: Carousel

when she saw it her eyes shone

brighter than the neon lights

flashing wildly,

limiting the nostalgia

that surrounded the vehicle.

of man generations

of dreams come true

with hard saved or lightly thrown coins,

The most beautiful horse

the slender neck

against which she nestled

as if it was warm and soft

to scratchy music from the dusty stalls

they spun dizzily

He stood on the edge

looked over

to the laughing woman

strained devotion defied

admiring observation

he had not wanted to show her the carousel

he knew her penchant for romance

unconcerned he put a few coins in her hand

the melody sounded

her perfect face disappeared

behind a pillar

her heart seemed to dance

his stayed in time

her laughter was light

his heart was in chains

the merry-go-round stopped

she danced towards him

he had already gone ahead.

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Nigel Smith
Nigel Smith
Jul 19, 2023

Delightful. It has a wonderful veneer setting the scene, teasing and baiting the reader to look deeper.


Alison Blevins
Alison Blevins
Jul 03, 2023

Evocative, mysterious, wonderful. Well done Rina.

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