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T h i s p a r k
o f a m u s e m e n t s :
t h e c o n s t a n t s o u n d s
o f r o l l e r c o a s t e r s
speeding by
a n d t h e
screams and shrieks
of the riders
d o w n b e l o w ,
p o p c o r n m a c h i n e s s h o u t
pop
pop
pop
a n d c h i l d r e n
beg
t h e i r p a r e n t s f o r s o m e
whining
crying
throwing a tantrum
u n t i l f i n a l l y
t h e y g e t t h e i r w a y
munch
munch
munch
a n o t h e r d i s t a n t s c r e a m
and the creak of stroller wheels
and the chatter of people
and the squeak of turnstiles
and the roar of engines
a s e v e r y o n e e x i t s t h e p a r k
a t c l o s i n g t i m e
a wonderful day
of wonderful sounds:
a m u s e m e n t p a r k s y m p h o n y




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