Friday, April 6, 2012

Zip-Line Roller Coaster

“The Rattlesnake” debuts
at EcoSafaries—
a thrill ride like no other.

The zip-line coaster
puts dangling passengers
through sharp curves, jarring dips.

A rigid rail system
over head; the pull
of gravity below.

The evolution
of zip-line, going
faster, further. 

Imagination!  Inspiration!
The fantasy of feeling
like you’re flying.

Not too intense,
but intense enough.

© Catherine Giordano

The first and last time I rode a roller coaster, I was sixteen.  I rode “Cyclone” at Coney Island.  I was too frightened to scream; I just held on for dear life.  No way will I ever try a zip-line.