i jumped off the top a rollercoaster became a flying saucer & observed. took a polaroid picture & watched as it flickered moth-like towards the sun. the earth combusts several hundred times a year. impenetrably hot, the day ached from every corner. we'd held hands & talked of asphalt-cooking our own eggs. a line to see god got longer & longer. you had a ticket but i had a face for eluding judgement. we ate french fries off our knees. a carousel slowed to a halt & all the animals snapped their bridles. have you ever ridden a man so long you thought you might both be livestock? a monkey played the kazoo on a corner & dreamed of inheriting his owners house. he wants to garden. he wants to lock the front door. in the air i tried not to think of touch down. the rollercoaster serpented onward without a worry, going to eat a hole in a mountain. there i was dangling. little ufo. nothing much to report. soon to be shot out of the sky. nothing supernatural lasts especially long. the government has a detector that'll ring if too many people are experiencing life-changing awe. fingers pointing up at me. even the rollercoaster glanced over his shoulder. i don't know if i wanted this fame. i just wanted a balloon to tie to my wrist & call "father." i saw my car down there, belly up like a dead frog. i tried to think of what to do when i landed. walk on hands & knees & try to find a place to sleep. the sun showed no sign of sleeping. i broke my knees on the fall & coiled like a snake in the freshly mowed grass. sang a song of tired wheels until the rollercoaster crept back into his den & all the rest of the people returned to their catacombs leaving me to wander like a candy wrapper.