Poems of the Week

Qcumber Cool

by Nora Jay

“The Fuji-Q Highland amusement park near Tokyo has an unorthodox request
for its roller coaster riders. ‘
Please scream inside your heart,’ and not out loud,
the park is asking. The unusual ask is meant to reduce the risk of spreading
the coronavirus.”


Fuji-Q, I’ll play my part
In your anti-COVID trick:
Though my roller coaster cart
Is unconscionably quick,
I am screaming in my heart.
I am also being sick.