Ready to Ride

By: Helen Zhang


I stare

at the roller coaster- a steel giant.

I feel like a timid rabbit

but I still go with the flow

I let the operator

scan my ticket as I go

My friends are far ahead of me

they're ready for the thrill.

But I'd rather be at home right now-

watching television on the couch

because I've always preferred a quiet life

not prepared for a life of thrills

But since I'm already here

I guess there's no turning back.