Braking behind a big beat-up box truck
that’s stopped by a garbage can 
someone has parked 
at the edge of their driveway,
I recognize the skewed
“SL” spray painted largely
on the side of the truck
as the initials of
Shiny Lee
who people in the county pay
$30 a month
to pick up their trash,
but there’s something else
about “SL”
that makes my brain hiccough
a few times
until I get it:

That’s Me

I am SL

I am Shiny.