Another Turn Around

Creative Writing | Poetry

Another Turn Around

THE carousel horses have slowed, music fading
Music-box people with frozen expressions
Anxiously wait to be wound.
Gone their whirling colors and awkward dance moves.

Shimmering figures poised on the turntable,
Star dusted silhouettes in the dim of light
Precariously keeping balance…
All of us actors on a stage.

Moving from scene to scene
Hoping to catch the brass ring
Silence, then anticipation
As we anticipate another turn around.


Photograph by Elise Matich


Shelly Sitzer
Shelly Sitzer graduated from Brooklyn College in 1963. She worked as a vision therapist, before moving to Charlottesville, VA. She enjoys many forms of artistic expression, including writing poetry and short stories, creating oil and acrylic nature scenes on canvas, and making music on the piano. She has performed in many classic musicals as an actress and singer, both on the Long Island and Charlottesville community theater stages. She believes that each day should be enjoyed with the help of creative expression.