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Dan Chelotti



Ball Lightning

I am looking out over
One of the first real grey
Days of Autumn listening
To a podcast, no, entranced
By a podcast in which
These two men are talking about
The phenomenon of ball lightning.
I love ball lightning because (still)
No photographic evidence
Exists. It was because of ball lightning
That before everyone carried cameras
I carried a camera hoping
Someone would ask me why
I was carrying a camera.
Thankfully now that I am
Older, I find my loneliness
Often accommodates my desire, and not,
As it used to be, vice versa.



Dan Chelotti responds to art, economics, and Country Music not paying him for his poems.