© Matthew Word Bain

they tried to hush it up
but the thing had already been seen
there was little to be done
besides wonder
and keep a safe distance
try and keep the dogs from barking
and the children safe at home
was it here to stay?
there was one thing certain
no craft clad in such cheerful color
was soon to be forgotten in this small town
at least not until morning
when people came to their senses
and rubbed their sleepy eyes
was it only a dream?