Family Picnic

Fatherís battered
tuff shed abandoned
on unfamiliar sand
confused with debris.

Daughterís shattered
picnic table lodged
under this or that bridge
not sure where.

Motherís punctured
propane tank spinning
like a pinwheel hissing
froth in chocolate water.

Sisterís insistence
they should have
purchased flood insurance
when they could.

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