The Carousel The keeper starts the carousel, sending us dreaming as we glide. We know the mark from which we start and measure time by distance spent along the arc to next event that breaks into our dreams again. Routinely as returning stars we find where faithful wait on time and keenly wave our pantomime. Then return to dreams again. In greed for speed we bold riders select the mount we judge as fast, but steeds that lead also are last until we race in dreams again.
Stuart Larner is a retired psychologist. He wrote the illustrated sonnet sequence “The Car” in 2016. He won the British Psychological society’s Poetry Competition 2021. For more poetry and stories, see his blog.