open gates.

the amusement park whistled around them. evening closing in.

they were on the outer edge. a pavilion overlooking the parking lot.

the gate unlocked, the soda machines flowing. someone else's mistake, their good fortune.

the end of a long day.

roller coasters and laffy taffy. the carolina sun. rolling hills.

her fifteen year old legs hung over the picnic table as she sat sipping stolen coke.

she wondered if love would always be like this: an unlimited supply of free coke and a young boy's hand just inches away from her own.