rated f [for fun]


unroll some matted artificial grass / lug in a dozen repaired picnic tables /
plop a silver airplane stocked / with soda and slushies / invite the northeast neighborhood /
for weekly movie nights / aim a projector at two / stories of exposed bare brick

you won’t recognize / weedy asphalt, rusted chainlinks, and those shuttered businesses /
fallen tree-houses in a capital / whose children have run away or worse /
a city that robbed / its young of childhood

such laughter is late, but here now / among the violet secrets of summer evenings /
promise in two species /// blank space /// light