- Category: Juvenilia
- Written by Jim Dee
In some western town, a child
hangs upside down by his knees
from monkey bars just
across the street from a gallows
which is the center of attention today.
The child hangs watching a hanging.
The man to be hung waits
staring at the child, and both
are momentarily amazed at the others position,
but when the floor drops out,
the mans neck snaps leaving
a terminal frown on the citizens,
but nothing except smiles to the small upside down boy.
[circa 1987 / 1988]