Salt Lake City, Utah, 1963

In a forsaken
Pavilion
Beside a
Bitter
Desert
Sea.
Watery
Music
Beneath
High steel
Beams
Echoes
Where faded
Paper streamers
Wave languid
In the
Dank air
Two lovers
Waltz
Amidst
Brackish souls
Called from
Moonlit
Waves-
Soulless,
Guests
Of
Drowned
Souls-
Drusilla grins
Gore-mouthed,
Trading her
William for
A partner
Slow-dripping
Salt tears
A woman.
Water weeds
In her hair,
Takes her
Place
Whirling
Slow-motion,
An insane
Carousel
The band
Plays on-
A barely heard
Blur,
Cold flesh to
Cold flesh,
Slow
Feet keeping
Time-
Deadman's
Carnival
In a forgotten
Pavilion
On the shores
Of a bitter
Inland
Desert
Sea.

(Yes, this place exists, or once existed, Saltair, the world's largest outdoor dance pavillion with its accompanying amusement park and salt water bathing facilities on the fickle shores of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. To see Saltair in its dilapidated glory, check out "Carnival of Souls" a 1963 "B" movie that's as low budget as it is disturbing. The place is long gone, having burned to the ground some time ago.)