© Christopher Raine


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 the branch 
of a dead sapling 
where intended shade failed 
a trailer park play ground