Project Playground


A playground in the projects

Designed without inspiration

Government issued

Government issued tire swing

With bullet holes

From when it was on a truck

In Iraq

Patched and tired

From a truck blown up

By military contractors

For the cost plus


Cost plus a billion dollars

Of unnecessary war

What’s a few billion more?


The kids parched

There’s never enough funds

To fix the fountain in the park


Budget cuts you understand


It’s ok they’ll get plenty

To drink

In the next war

And there’ll be plenty of tires

And bombs

And guns

All in perfect working order