Adult Education

Out on a cold empty playground
a little girl sits
on a lonely bench

next to her a box of old dolls
one at a time she holds them up
gazing into their eyes

you can live she says
the next held up for just a moment
and you can die

with that she throws it
over her shoulder to the ground
where the dolls pile up

you can live and you can die
you can live and you can die
you can live and you can die

Sugar Tobey. Born in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Received a degree from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Now lives in NYC above a pizza parlor.

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