come play with me

After the carousel closes
The paper cups strewn across the ground
swept and contained for disposal
Ask me if I felt free.
Atop the Ferris wheel
in the blue flannel sky
Amid the ravens and the red hawks
Where you saw me spread my arms
like wings
Where I set loose the quiet ruin
At ease, at last, with not knowing
with trust
with the ethereal certainty
of nothing

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