Laura and I and a Ferris Wheel
Laura had an emergency at work that morning,
but first we–she and her husband and I–
took a spin on a giant Ferris wheel,
once known as a “pleasure wheel,”
but today a playdate wheel.
We went up, up, up…
but at the top, just before the descent,
my car flipped upside down,
and I slipped out until my feet caught.
Be still, I told myself.
I noted the netting that surrounded us
and relaxed into the hanging.
Then the car righted itself,
and the wheel turned into a coaster that sped
down a steep hill to its final stop.
Laura jumped off, tucked a squirrel under her arm,
and ran to work.
In the stillness (and the silliness),
And linking with Laura