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
DalΓ­ 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 πŸ™‚

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5 thoughts on “the ride

      • Ah, thank you Doug. I’m trying to improve. I didn’t set out to write free verse. It seems I can’t let go at the moment. I’m not sure what’s going on. Free verse is a great catchall descriptor for me (who doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing). I’m supposed to be focusing on improving my artwork…geez…
        I dare to dream (mind you this is a long shot) to somewhat remotely approach your literary excellence (and that remotely has many rrrrrrr’s)
        Thank you again, Doug. A happy morning you have given me.
        AnnMarie πŸ™‚
        A wondrous weekend to you, my friend.

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