‘Riding a Ferris Wheel’: Poetry in motion

‘Riding a Ferris Wheel’: Poetry in motion

In which CDN's poet lariat constructs a metaphor for the strenuous life.

The London Eye.
The London Eye, purportedly the world's largest Ferris wheel, at twilight, circa 2006. (Via Wikipedia)

Riding a Ferris Wheel

Who doesn’t like a Ferris wheel, a toy beyond compare,
that starts you at the bottom, then lifts you to heaven’s air?
Circling ‘round yet static, Ferris wheels are but a token
of our aspirations that repeat until they’re broken.
If I could ride a Ferris wheel the rest of my existence,
I’d style myself a pilot who’s addressing wind resistance.

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