The frowning top of a ferris wheel.
The rotating lights stop, and I wonder for
a moment if all time has stopped, too; a streetlight changes
and we continue on.
But somewhere up there near the top
you and I are suspended, considering the moment
while below another couple steps off into the noise.
Jeff Schwaner lives in Staunton, Virginia with his wife and three children. His most recent publications include the broadside Drop Everything (2014) and the haiku coaster set Night Walk on Cape Cod (2013), both letterpress projects from St. Brigid Press. His website is Translations from the English.2