Straining muscles, fevered eyes,

silent going-nowhere horses

that never will arrive.

Or is that, in fact, the secret

of your going-nowhere circle track—

no way forward, no way back.

No point of departure, no return,

no moving forward or gaining ground—

                                                                                 just the journey back around.


Vintage 1930s Carousel
Roaring Rapids Pizza Company, Eugene, Oregon