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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.

 

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