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In the Zone

On the Banks of Goose Creek


Charles Suddeth


I leaped from rock to rock,

Crossed the creek, penetrated the woods.

Found a picnic basket and a quilt,

Buried under mounds of dead leaves.


Except for a grazing doe,

I had the park to myself.

Who abandoned their meal?

Why would they forsake it?


Did the Rapture leave me behind?

Or did someone simply get lost?

Or had quarreling lovers parted?

Or were picnickers’ bodies nearby?


Maybe ghosts snatched them,

Or a time machine took them,

Or a UFO abducted them,

And I was in the Twilight Zone.




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