Structured to hold up the metal bars and
Rusting chains that could have been medieval
Torture equipment if it weren’t for
Examining the parts out of context.
As we tore down the old playground to make
Room for the new, I thought back to childhood
Playing on this equipment. This cage, the
Old jail. One of my older sisters had
Told me that it was a replica of
The place they kept the Union prisoners
Of war. And we joyfully played yankee
And rebel taking turns locking one then
The other in jail ignorant of the
History lessons that we were teaching.