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The Playground


The playground was reptile-infested. Students skipped to the posts, jumprope ornamented. Nailed into one post – like the hand of Jesus, split and frayed – a snake’s tail. A white python, dotted yellow laid belly-up on the tar. It’s belly rose with each inhale, exhale.   Child after child would squish the skull, poke the eyes, penetrate the nostrils with a pinky, give...