Disneyland, 1986: Where are you now?
(it’s a small world, after all)
It was a place called Disneyland,
where dreams are built on hills of sand,
and castles in a morning’s tide
glide away on glistening rivulets.
I was lost the among the fairytale towers,
the perfect lawns, impossible flowers,
until I stumbled near into
the Girl I Never Knew.
She wasn’t alone, nor was I,
yet when our eyes met,
the rest of the world vanished,
and I was… vanquished.
We said as much as two could say,
if only we could speak,
if only minds were strong enough
and legs were half as weak.
In the Haunted Mansion line,
we came together, side by side;
for probably half-an-hour through that twisting, turning line,
you could not have slipped a piece of paper in-between us;
yet we stepped into our separate cars,
without a touch, a single one.
She will forever, ever be
in that dark car ahead of me
throughout the twists and alleys of
this life of mine, her secret love
You know how the song goes:
“When you wish upon a star,
Makes no difference who you are…”
In a place where dreams come true,
I lost the one I never knew.