the thrill of slipping away from parents into the throng of unknowns, the grass crunching under your sneakered feet, the lights garish & bright over faded paint & suddenly you are ten again, sweets-saturated & heavy with sudden knowledge of what it means to be free, the tickets clutched in your sticky fist.
Michaela Mayer is a 24-year-old writer from Virginia. She holds a B.A. in English from the College of William & Mary, and has been previously published in Winged Nation and Burning House Press. She has an upcoming poem in the June issue of Mineral Lit Mag.