• Vol. 05
  • Chapter 03
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requires no training

smoke grenades for tiny hands
and tiny shoes and tunnels

my sister nearly blew my nuts off with a BB once
she was angry and we were young

a smoke grenade can't hurt no one
easy to use just ask my son

he lit this one in the tunnel just out of Worcester
where the tweakers tag at night

and in the day the middle school kids set off
these dealers' toys there

and practice how to touch each other
blind and simulating trauma

I can barely make out his hand in the
free play and the broad smoke

when he wants to block out the sun
he pulls the pin and gets her done