What strange amusement park
Straight out of a bad dream
Or possibly out of the pages
Of a Merck Manual
Can this ride be from?
On Laxative Merry-Go-Round?
Not merry. No thanks.
But later on, still more to endure:
The Rollercoaster of Bad Moods,
The Tunnel of Enough,
The Haunted Subconscious House.
Then it will be time for a snack:
Cotton cavity candy,
Imitation popcorn with imitation fake butter ,
And soda that belches in the cup
then jumps out and spills on your pants.
Tomorrow all right?
It will be when I wake up
To eye-searing sunlight striping venetian blinds,
My tickets gone.
Or else I could just close the magazine on this ad,