when you can’t go to the fair
in the charming center of your town
because it’s been canceled
for an indefinite period of time,
it’s time to bring it inside
with all its magic.
so we put up those fairly lights
along those old beams on the ceiling,
spiced our punch with wild berries
and kindly asked Titi Winterstein to sing for us
from her old vinyl.
clearly, everyone else had gone home
and now it was just us
left out there at the fair
swaying back and forth a bit
under our own set of stars.
sometimes, truly, when you can’t make it out to the fair
on the market square of your charming town
you’ve got to bring it inside
in order to keep the magic flowing
and travel through different worlds;
because they, these worlds,
will inevitably open up
fully and wholly
no matter where we are
with just the right equipment
and eyes closed.