‘I’m a Believer’ is such fun as
a song for dodgem
rides. With you sitting close by
my side, I can feel the heat from your left thigh
and we will soon go around and crash clockwise
staying within the tunnel of song
like other bumpers.
Now we go!! ‘Love is out to get you’
Bombing into cars
and off again at odd speed,
clobbering a sparky energy exchange
in rubber case-boards and touching knees, ramming!
I do hope bouncing and your soft skin
always stay close by.
‘I’m in Love’ would be too committing
a phrase for bumping
cars although certain pop songs
and dodgem rides colour memory – sustain –
and a surge of buzzing electricity
is touching, strange, stop starting and yes
I see you smiling.