great fun to be flung around
at high rates of speed on
roller coasters, flying swings,
even merry-go-rounds—
much too fast for toddlers
and old folks though, whoa

amusement parks we call them;
wild, mechanical, herky-jerky joy

have you considered, however,
that our earth spins at nearly
one thousand miles per hour?

or, how about the thousand
bacteria species alive in your gut?

get some nachos into that crowd!

stand where you are and
feel the stationary in motion;
incredible, cosmic flux

embrace the ride and
raucous party that is
the dizzying, wondrous
amusement of human life