Roller Coaster Redux
Someone- I have an idea
who- has stopped this
frightful ride, dead in its tracks.
All the foreboding downhill rushes,
and the loop de loops at whirlwind
speeds no longer concern or challenge
me. I am back to if not center,
at least square one, where I have found
fresh directions about how to navigate
this human vehicle in waters either
calm or shark infested. Go ahead,
plop me in a rowboat without life preserver
or oars, and watch me shout for more.
Now, I am ready, bring it on, all you
got. I am eager, to engage myself
in the dance of no steps at all,
as I once more, let go,
simply let go into a mighty freefall
fearless, for I remember just whose
arms will catch this mortal one.