Fiesta at the Plaza Molo

fiesta Molo’s finished
the rides are stacked away
children’s laughter silent
dirt and mud are all remains.

did they make a little ‘kwarta’?
tomorrow, holds the promise of escape
and though they’ll wake up somewhere different
their lives are still the same.

© 2015 Melinda Irvine

Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a freelance writer, poet, and blogger — writing slick sales copy for clients from all over the world. And blogging poetry. In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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