the rules of the perch

If you’re on the perch and you get down, the perch is open.

You can’t call fives on the perch.

When you get goggled on the perch, you must climb all the way down and put your shoulder on the floor. The top of the perch does not count as the floor.

Only one person is allowed on top of the perch at a time (unless the second person is deemed sufficiently tiny).

If you’re at the top of the perch, you have the power to soothe hurt feelings (or not).

The perch is “really not stable.”

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Mel Compo is an interdisciplinary artist, playworker, and facilitator at the New York City Agile Learning Center. Their work with children centers play, art-making, city adventuring, and open conversation about language, bodies, gender, networks, emotional intelligence, brain plasticity, and cycles of growth. Mel studied the intersections of SDE, poetry, and the history of American education NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. They live in Brooklyn, New York.

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