Roller Coaster Passions

The wind slaps your face

Whips through your hair

You pause

Look down your heart pounding

Above a parking lot

Cars like toys

People like ants

You dive

Straight down

In one second plummeting

Straight at the grey pavement.

The next second only sky.

A shriek of fear turns into elation

Weightless it

Tugs at your heart

Trying to pull you up, up, up

Smooth, so unlike

Walking in this city

Jostled and bumped

As you get off

You feel an immense wave of pity

For anyone who has never felt this way before