One of Those Days

this fish
is certainly not
what I meant to trip on this morning
and I had no clue
I would end up at the bottom
of the world’s longest staircase
being photographed by twelve reporters
who have gathered to witness
the coming of a benevolent alien race
known for its astounding chocolate

I guess
you can just never tell
what’s going to happen


the weather report predicts
or sunshine
or hail
or snow
but today
it is predicting smoke

It does not say
where this smoke is coming from
so I’m assuming
it originates in space
where all the aliens
are having a barbecue
with space marshmallows
and hot dogs

seems reasonable
to me