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Playground

2008, revised 2010

"Doll House

You're empty now

They took away the GIs

And in the town

The clocks stopped

Hot wheels crashed

Her hands couldn't rock

Reverence

At the front door

Time to fulfill, a new role

In a night gown

Pick his urn out

Defend the house

It's all on you now

Pretty, pretty little boxes

You be Captain and Crown

But I don't want it!

Wanna go back to the playground

Plastic embraces

In wooden spaces

Silence, in the green room

Only three walls

The rain came

Little ones

Couldn't lift the sand bags

What will they say

When they discover - 

There is no cross up

in this home

What will they say - 

When they discover - 

Your sun-scorched garden

over-grown

What will they say - 

When they discover - 

Your bread and wine have

gone to rot

What will they say - 

When they discover

That your pretty little box is not...

Pretty, pretty little boxes

You be Captain and Crown

But I don't want it!

Pretty, pretty little boxes

You be Captain and Crown

But I don't want it!

Wanna go back to the playground"

- "Playground" (2008, revised 2010) by Kelly Alexandra Hoff

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