Dora moved.
A spotlight followed her.
No. The sun focused a tight beam upon her.

How did the sun know where she’d stand
eight minutes and twenty seconds before sending the tight beam
hurtling toward earth?

The sun had to calculate for the earth’s rotation
and relative position in its solar orbit.

Why did the sun choose Dora
instead of a sheep with naturally rainbow-colored wool?

Or a dinosaur returning from extinction?
Or a perfect maple leaf mid-fall?

It is now two a.m. and the sun keeps its spotlight on Dora.
It bounces five beams off of the moon
to reach the same lumens of yellow light.

copyright © 2019 Kenneth P. Gurney

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