When we played Skully on the block, our fingers ached from dripping wax in bottle caps and bled from skin scratching street,

yet all of that ignored until hours afterwards as our world reduced itself to a boxed-out board chalked on pavement in summer

and the apartment block came alive with our shouts of challenge and joy

inspired by Writing Our Way Out https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/19HyTMiQu0mGNYxr3XYMYquaYXwyJjhNWkQrMVmEfFVM/edit#slide=id.gaa6087151d_0_0

Skully: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skully_(game)