Maya Hanson

Carousel - Poem by Maya Hanson

Slip out the back,
leave a tiny string of hearts
across the doorway

and step onto the carousel

I’m just a lasting imprint
in your sea of rocky sand
I’ll be here forever
but only as one horse
on the carousel

Leave a halo
around her head,
squinting her eyes,
forcing the weight of the sky
down upon me

Leave a ghost
through the wall
where your music used to be,
step onto the carousel

But the simple act of
closing the door
is only yours…
I told her I was leaving
and she kissed me again

Topic(s) of this poem: love and loss

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspired by Sarah Dessen's Saint Anything

Comments about Carousel by Maya Hanson

  • Kelly Kurt (9/7/2015 5:57:00 PM)

    A lovely poem, Maya. Thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 7, 2015

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