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Joanne Faries

 

 

Extreme

 

 

Seems like a swell idea

 

                                    to ride the rollercoaster

 

                        until that click, that lurch, that slow grind of metal on metal

                        wheels, chains engage, safety bar weighs heavy on my chest

 

                                                exhale

                                                inhale

                                                nervous laugh

 

                        peak panic

                        swoosh releases power, inhibitions, fears

 

                                    P

                                    L

                                    U

                                    M

                                    M

                                    E

                                    T

 

                                                twist, gasp, turn, scream

                                                exhilaration

 

stomach remains minutes behind.

 

 

©Joanne Faries


BIO:

 

Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. Published in Doorknobs & Bodypaint, Off the Coast, Orange Room Review, and Salome magazine, she has also has stories in The Shine Journal magazine, and A Long Story Short.

 

A member of Trinity Writers’ Workshop in Bedford, Texas, she is also the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.

 

 

MOTIVATION: Summertime Fun

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