Etcetera 15.

Seesaw is the original sport.

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She learned how to ride a bicycle on this blacktop.

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In some towns, a pile of bricks will suffice for a jungle gym.

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There’s the van selling popsicles and wine.

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The fortune teller sees clients at the chess table.

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The squirrels have taken over the tennis court.

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He will skateboard in that circle all day.

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Whose rubber ball is that and why is it living in a shadow?

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He’d climb the tree but he’s afraid of trees.

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This playground used to be a car wash, if you can believe that.

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It has to break eighty degrees for the sprinklers to be turned on.

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She has the chalk. She’ll draw the hopscotch board.

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The sandbox is fresh today.

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There’s a turtle asleep on the top of the backboard.

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The glass slide is, of course, dangerous.

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Park closes at dusk.

Written By

Joshua Baldwin is an editor at Eephus. He is the author of The Wilshire Sun, a novella. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, n+1, The Brooklyn Rail, Chicago Review, Prelude, and elsewhere. He lives in Los Angeles. Reach him at josh@eephusmag.com.

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