It's been two years
and you still like to take me to abandoned theme parks
in the middle of the night-
Climb over the fences and turn on all the rides.
The carousel always was your favorite,
the way you sat on that lion and watched the world spin.
And me, I would watch
blank - eyed and long skirt flailing in the wind,
The only difference
between now and then is that these days,
I replace my skirts with
dark pants so I can climb to the top of the merry-go-round
To get as close to heaven
as I possibly can.