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The Roller Coaster This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By LIZ Q., Carlisle, MA


   

I step into the car

a stomach flutter

a thought of regret

The bar comes down with a thud



The climb starts its way

creaking and climbing

bemoaning our fates

"I want to get off!" my whole being screams



Over the hill we go with a crack and a whoosh

accelerating



speeding





sliding







slipping









and rushing



clattering and

clunking.

and then rest,



Tick - tick - tick-



The climb starts again

a heart flutter

and a whistle

and in one breath we dive



into the curve -


whirling





whipping







winding









and back down



The wheels start grinding and turning

a gasp and



Brake

We stop

It's over



- and back into line .

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