#NPM2019: Prompt 13

teeter totter in a playground

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  1. Oh, forgotten youth:
    the truth is,
    no one trusted us

    to break our bones
    to skin our knees
    to shout at each other
    with obscenities,

    so now we wander
    what structures
    our parents built
    of childhood haunts –
    bored, with padded pants
    and safety nets and
    innocence never questioned

    as if the pain were something
    to be contained

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