Oh, Las Vegas…

Cloak Me in Your Pinocchian Veil

I want to go
but no one is to know-
when or where.
To feel not a worry or a care;
to experience the glittering lights
and thrilling sights.
Senses heightened to overload,
 embellishments brash and bold.
A lavishly appointed fairy tale,
 balancing on a bellowed sail.
Oh, Las Vegas-
cloak me in your pinocchian veil
and take me away without a trail.
                                                            – p.o.martig