kids’ toys

by mandaceehb

she is just a child

in her snow princess ensemble

prancing through train gantries

with a distracted countenance of innocence

etched over her pink face


he is just a child

playfully pinning a revolver to his friend’s head

squeezing the trigger multiple times as the boy

squirms in his grip

the dull plastic gunshots that echo

make a mockery of the

blood-spewing bullets that blow