my world is spinning as our laughter bounces off the stars
we tilt and twirl together
through the ups and downs
highs and lows
"I don't want to fall."
the whirling stops
and the stars still vibrate from our delight
we are squished together as our world is shifted
and, the abrupt calm brings our closeness apart
our thighs no longer press against each other
our elbows no longer prod
"I thought I'd fall."
"You were safe."
we start to twirl again
this time it is just us twirling
under the stars
it began at a carnival when i was 15.
it was like a story book.