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  • Scott F. Parker

The Very First Thing

I rise to meet the sun sounds like something a runner would say if he wanted to impress someone most likely himself I rise to meet the sun he says proudly summoning the life and renewal —and truth? yes!—and truth he’s sure are inside him I rise to meet the sun he writes again starting to wonder if enough is enough already if his running shorts still fit Could he still do it he wonders could he find his shoes in the back closet could he stop writing about the sunrise long enough to go and in his words “meet it” Worry not, reader, our runner is brave, bold he can and he will meet the sunrise first thing tomorrow very first thing Get ready

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