|picture: 'Fantasy Island' roller coaster Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire.|
In this entanglement
exhilarant speed and accidental scream,
centipede legs frothing in free air,
the clatter of carriage
is an umbilical cord to safety.
Heavenward route slows,
the rush and gush of air
and widens eyes.
Hands grip the haven
of safety rail’s metal claw
as they are hoisted,
by a mechanical bird of prey,
through this meshed nest of steel.