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Portrait of Marcelo

Marcelo was a  a carny for G Shows. In this picture, he was testing the ride before the opening of the day.

Marcelo was originally from Puebla, Mexico. He was a carny for seven years. In Mexico he spent time with his family

Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin ©2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

roller coaster of dysfunction

A Big Thrill Ride

roller coaster of dysfunction

“My life has been nothing but a roller coaster of dysfunction and it never seems to end.” By tornapart on

loopy run course
upside down excitement
shouting; straining laughter
combed hair turned into knots

shooting star
with sprinkled cotton candy
rabbit falling down the hole
fear of going through the rail

sun beating
pleasant night wind
breath knocked out of lungs
heart and stomach being one

upward pull; downward swing
uncontrollable momentum
entertaining fun


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Poetics: Fun fair

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Y ask Y?…. Y Not ask Y Not?

Image credit: Euclid Public Library