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Trailer Park (circa 1972)



A rusty yellow Tonka® toy

moves earth in a sandbox

of sharp pebbles

amidst cat shit boulders

and broken plastic bits

where Billy Blastoff ® died

at the murderous hand

of a crying four-year-old

the only witness

to the cruel act

a fat green grub

chugging its business

along a branch

of a dead sapling

where intended shade failed

a trailer park playground


© Christopher Raine