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Roller Coaster

by Daisy Labella

Locked in
Strapped down
Nervous smiles
Hearts pound 

The engine rumbles
The climb starts
Sweaty palms
And fearful farts   

At the summit
Eyes shut
Noses wander
Put, put, put 

Clenched teeth
Swinging feet
Screaming laughs
Hurling berry-bomb-blasts 

Cotton candy curse words
Passing by blue birds
Arms out and flailing
Forget about “hold onto the railing” 

Rounding the next turn
Another stomach starts to churn
The first loop ahead,
Followed by a second and third 

Once again the tension is stacked
The flip is in motion
People lean back 

Shouts fill the air
Along with burps and gasps
The pace is getting faster
Fast, fast, fast

The tracks beneath screech
As the carts twist and twirl
Children began to pray
As their insides unfurl 

Quick break left,
Quick dive right,
Then the wheels began to slow
Like the end of the night 

Boys and girls turn to families and friends
A devilish smile appears and they says:
“That was fun, lets go again!”

Submitted September 19th, 2019