Relentlessly chain clinking to the coaster’s apex,
tightening the gut in preparation for the plunge
when the grapnels of gravity slingshot the thrill ride
headlong toward the singularity in the void,
centered in the starkness of chaos huggermugger
ever waiting the wheels to roll slower to a crawl,
an end like the beginning of the climb to the prime
at the precipice of the tallest parabola:
a bittersweet moment teetering with potential
for g-force helixes and hairpins and barreling
over tracks of amplitude in adrenaline rush;
realizing however, from the start of the ride
that mechanical friction dooms all machines to stall.
*[ WSB ].