The Carnival of Dreams

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A Macabre Poem by Gary Priest

The pier sulks like a shipwreck on the crooked coastline.
Neon has expired from its once rainbow sweet sign.
“Come Enter The Carnival of Dreams” it expounds.
Beneath this evil edifice lie bodies broken and drowned.

The barker steps up in white topper and tails.
A smile on his face and blood beneath his fingernails.
“Come dreamers and lovers and give in to your desire.”
He weaves a song with his words that twist like piano wire.

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