One Night Only
In the sweaty summer night, the moon melted behind wheezy clouds
Noise hung solidly over the dirt and straw of the midway grounds
Hucksters and carnies shouted over the crowds, luring the unsuspecting
While bells and sirens screamed and strobe lights flashed.
People laughed, yelled, and cheered
While drinking beer, and soda.
Eating fried everything, cotton candy, and elephant ears.
One night only
At the carnival.