Slipsliding Away

The swing snapped free –
we flew up and out across the Hudson
into the sky over Manhattan
like a helicopter on tour
where people hang out the doors
by a strap for fun, take selfies,
whirling blades spinning,
chop chop merry-go-round
we're getting dizzy –
a playground in the sky,
people in the streets yelling
"be the cow jumping over the moon!"
but just the Chrysler building, no moon
and not actually a cow just
you and me, never really "swingers"
now coming down in the East river
wondering what just happened
wondering if breaking into song
broke the tethers and we

Miz Quickly


  1. sgeoil says:

    That was some swinging ride!

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  2. Jules says:

    I know some of those buildings/locations of which you speak. I think Central Park had a Carosel that you could get golden rings on if you were on an outside jumper… 😀

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