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C. J. Sage – Ⅱ

Inexplicable Packs a Picnic 




Inexplicable packs a picnic

of marbles and chickadees,

flitters budding crabapples.


Steam rising off the highway

medians, Inexplicable drives

skinny bridges, orange


cones overboard.

Water rising, Incidental

brandishes a paddle,


interjects air steering.


Inexplicable decks out


in paper streamers,

toys with Incidental’s

folding chairs.


Crowded perch of campsite

tables waiting,

Inexplicable fills a pack


with birdseed-feeders.

Anthropologists in tow,

Incidental pulls out a torn tuxedo.