September 03, 2006

Labor Day

Saltwater taffy days end in September.
Part-time carnies pack up their wits,
wheels, and stuffed tabby cats,
and the clowns stow their smiles,
while nervous teens trade rollercoaster screams
and fireworks for study hall, chalk dust,
and twelve days of Christmas.

3 comments:

Cherie! said...

Neat, I liked this one too. Tell me you wrote this in '99 too.

Agnes said...

I wrote this in '99.

E said...

Three poems from that year, and I like all three. Funny.