Poem by Alexa Findlay

 

Unhappiest of Them All

Scorching heat
Backed up cars
And 20 dollar parking fees

All at The Happiest Place on Earth

Crowds of people
Kids screaming
Babies crying

All at The Happiest Place on Earth

Irritating loud speakers
Overpopulated ticket booths
And ridiculous ticket prices

All at The Happiest Place on Earth

Endless walking
Pretty brutal lines
And atrocious food and drink rates

All at The Happiest Place on Earth

Rides all for young kids
Congested parades
And uncivil people

All at The Happiest Place on Earth
Lingering bathroom lines
Full dinner tables
And jam-packed gift shops

All at The Happiest Place on Earth

This is Disneyland—
The Unhappiest Place on Earth, yet we still keep going back.

 
Alexa Findlay is a Creative Writing Major at the University of California, Riverside. She spends my time writing fiction and poetry. My work has been featured in Pomona Valley Review, Better than Starbucks Magazine, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Halcyon Days, Grotesque Magazine, Blood Moon Rising Magazine, Oddball Magazine, amongst others.

DJ Barry is a self-taught artist that lives in Middlesex, Vermont. He uses a unique method involving photo editing software, stencils, and spray paint. He often infuses pop culture into his work. Oddities are his specialty.

 

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