Carousel Capital

My hometown in known
For its carousels.
George F. donations
They are free to ride

Six carousels turn
Empty of riders
Relics of the past
Rotating in place

Blissful delusions
Ride painted ponies
Semblance of movement
All an illusion

Dreams of the past hide
Nightmares of today
Focus on the past
Ignore the future

An apt metaphor
Of a dying town

Carousel

© 2017 Benjamin Goodrich

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