June 3, 2016

A Poem by Andrew Hubbard: "Carnival Games"

Andrew Hubbard recently moved back to Indiana after ten years in Houston, Texas.  He has had five books published, including, most recently, his first book of poetry, "Things That Get You," which was produced by Interactive Press. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2015.






Carnival Games




Who can resist those bright
Simple-looking games
With indefatigable pitchmen
And plush bear prizes?


Of course
The milk bottles never fall over


Of course
The dart never hits the balloon


Of course
The softball rolls out of the basket


You know you can’t win
But you play the game anyway.


It’s a lot like love.

~Andrew Hubbard 
 JANUARY 2016

1 comment:

  1. So true!

    "Of course
    The dart never hits the balloon."

    Well, my children and I were quite lucky last time...or it was closing time and they wanted to get rid of some stuff (or stuffed). :-)

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