Playground Soldier

by Christopher Barnes


Blades of pierced plastic
Enemy-poised

A broken halo
For the loud brick face
Of the last clockwork soldier

Thump-time alarms, swings
Death-watch dance
Knitted splinter of slides
In reproduction seconds
Twitching witches’ hats
With neurotic precision
Cutting hopscotch numbers
The game will soon be over


Copyright © 2008 by Christopher Barnes

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