At fifteen, I watched a cop shove a child
down concrete school steps, his body flailing
between impacts. His skull battered
to fragments. Crimson rivering
down a well-ironed shirt.

Ty Chapman is a Twin Cities–based puppeteer, poet, curator, and storyteller. His upcoming works include writing a children’s book through the Loft’s Mirrors and Windows program and creating a one-man shadow puppet and marionette show for Puppet Lab.

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