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Price of admission.
Price of love.
A ticket costs
a mere two bits,
or maybe just a promise.

Take it on faith;
faith in you.
Take a risk.
Risk it all.
Not responsible
for injuries
or harm.

Admit one.
Admit nothing.
Admittance costs,
for when we admit our fears,
we confess our sins:
sins of omission
sins of commission

More sinned against
than sinning,
but still my fault, 
my fault,
my most grievous fault.

So here's your ticket
torn in two.
It will get you nothing now
except a question.
Toss it in the fairground muck
with the lollypops
and fairy dust;
debris of useless dreams.
No one will be admitted.
The turnstiles are all locked,
and that was the final ticket,
now trampled underfoot.

This is a Sunday Scribblings post.


Old Egg said...

That ticket seems to gain you nothing but disappointment. The way I read it, it seems almost nightmarish like being on a fairground ride and wanting to get off but you cannot. A very dark piece indeed.

February 17, 2013 at 4:58 AM
Jae Rose said...

I love this carnival ticket it turns and spins a lollipop carousel..the torn paper heart..the weight of blame..makes those prancing horses heavy..but they still turn..

February 17, 2013 at 5:11 AM
Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Yes! yes!

This one deserves wider publication, Ann.

February 17, 2013 at 6:33 AM
Unknown said...

That ticket held a lot in one season!

February 17, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Josie Two Shoes said...

Very well done! Yes, a ticket to love is most certainly a game of chance. I like to think that it works out more often than it doesn't, or at least that everyone gets a winning ticket at some point in their lives. We can't give up, the prize might be just beyond our line of vision!

February 17, 2013 at 2:34 PM
Berowne said...

Savvy and apt and rather moving...

February 17, 2013 at 3:34 PM
Alice Audrey said...

Gives me a feeling of a sad carnival, especially the ticket trampled underfoot.

February 18, 2013 at 4:48 PM

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