so what if it’s a Ferris wheel that lets you see the whole city in the golden hour of the setting sun getting cotton candy fingerprints on the camera but eventually you decide to just ”be in the moment” and to forget the photos wouldn’t it be nice if we could always ”be in the moment” leave sugary evidence everywhere? it would be utterly exhausting only reserved for short rides through the air everything is tacky burnt sugar it’s not a Ferris wheel but old bumper cars that you’re not supposed to bump but where’s the fun in that? sparks flying in the conductive ceiling forming a complete circuit with the floor surrounded by a current of sticky tackiness and the buttery whiff of popcorn you may ask: isn’t that more for movies in this cinematic universe everything goes sweet or salty, as long as it’s sparkly carrying electric impulses that send little particles flying wildly into your faraway Faraday cage
Maija Haavisto has had two poetry collections published in Finland: Raskas vesi (Aviador 2018) and Hopeatee (Oppian 2020). In English her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in e.g. Moist, Capsule Stories, ShabdAaweg Review, The North, Streetcake, ANMLY, Eye to the Telescope, Shoreline of Infinity and Kaleidoscope.
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