You could have a big dipper   

I may be the sun by Jason Melvin



for 2 to 2.5 seconds a day


at first

I assume a ghost

as any reasonable person would


each morning

when I pull out of the driveway

my neighbor’s lamp post

blinks out


I thought for sure it was a sign

of what no clue

a celestial call

an attempt to reach me

from somewhere else


after weeks, I realized

my headlights hit it

just right

and it must be solar powered


I am Big

Bright

Beautiful

(cont.)

and everything revolves around me

Monday through Friday

each morning

for 2 to 2.5 seconds


What a way

to start the day



Jason Melvin is a father, husband, grandfather, high school soccer coach, and metals processing center supervisor, who lives just north of Pittsburgh. Most of his poems come to him while riding his lawnmower around the yard. You can find him on Twitter at @Jason5Melvin.

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