Thank you, Marin County Fair for awarding this poem 2nd place in Fair Themed Poetry!
I spent hours hiking to renew my soul,
seeking freedom from traffic jams.
Tonight I did not perform,
but I don’t feel forlorn.
I wandered the county fair,
rode the wheel up in the air
as a microcosm of America
in Spanish and English, smiling
at each other—what fun!
Flying high in a gondola,
in the sweet summer sun.
Viewing the pathways to joy,
admiring local art awards,
hiding from the scorching heat,
I saw the sign of my future
on a passing shirt.
It said: “No mistakes. Just happy accidents!”