the ride

it is difficult stepping away from those tracks
against a crystal skyline
pillars of graceful loops and effortless curves
are intriguingly sexual and artistic
we approach without planned caution
when in tactile position
become overwhelmed
with complex magnificence
our senses fire off
excited for limitless possibilities

the engine pulls up
with its H.G. Wellsian glow
Dalí inspired cars follow
enticing soft-shapes open up
we board
as sure-footed as the person ahead of us
the ride begins
at a drugged snail’s pace
then
we plummet down
down
down
around
around
sideways
upside over
we stopped appreciating the beauty
ten wrenching loops ago
our stomachs lurch forward
our hearts race upward
something catches in our throats
but damn if we’re letting go
we chose this ride
intoxicating
revolting
thrilling as it goes
we know
it can’t last
forever

Zoo Balloons

Zoo Balloons

didn’t have any art remotely roller coaster-esque, hoping balloons get me close –
zoo balloons created a few months back previously published 🙂

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