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  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




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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