When They Come to Town

When They Come to Town

A crisp breeze and autumn in the air
Back to school bells and say goodbye
To summer fun

But with fall comes the carnival
And funnel cake and stuffed prizes
With a hint of mystery if you’ll stop by

They work the booths, just like anyone
But don’t look too closely at their eyes
Or their teeth

The kids roam free between the tents
An endless maze of delight
But don’t let them wander too far

Because maybe when the carnival
Packs up to leave
There might be one or two kids unaccounted for

But maybe you’ll find them
Next time they come to town