The Flying Saucer Poetry Review, Fall 2021 (issue #1)

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Pg. 45 — INVENTORY by Irina Moga

Cell case, lipstick, sunglasses,
car keys,
May’s utility bill,

and, in the left compartment of my purse
amid traces of sand
a tiny, dried-up UFO

(the garden variety one –
that hovers over Lake Ontario
at Wellington Beach
at dusk

& that you could easily mistake for
a firefly

except for its cadmium and zinc
that bounces back the sounds of waves.)

All in all – an
awkward vacation paraphernalia

to be discarded

as I head back to work.