The Dijon carousel turns
and turns again,
to spin its enchanted web.
Music from a squeezebox age.
Pied-piper’s pipes lift and lead astray.
Even the dogs grow glassy-eyed.
For Mansard eyebrows twitch at false magic –
that muddle of dust
and clutter-book mystery.
Children bake like milk-fed loaves,
lewd circles burn young flesh,
chaste little backs break.
April disappears like a black cat in the night.
© Sue Morgan
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Sue Morgan lives in Northern Ireland. Some of the places you can find her recent work are: Every Day Poets, the New Poet, the Southword Literary Journal and CrannogMagazine.