Aesthetic Realism Looks at New York City: Poetry



Louis Dienes


Roller Coasting

All day, in a melancholy lurching procession,
These three little trains of cars
Travel around their course.
Each load of passengers gets one plunge,
A few sudden turns, and a laboriously manipulated grinding ascent.
Kinetic energy and potential energy being interchanged may be        experienced dramatically for ten cents.
Many people experience their first embrace on the roller coaster.

Copyright 2008 by Louis Dienes