The Top of the World

It’s a summer afternoon

And I’m climbing my favorite tree

The one near the wooden bridge

Just beyond the baseball fields


Inside my back pocket

I carry a half-eaten sandwich

Along with a dented harmonica

That I’m still learning to play


Higher and higher I go

Until I’ve almost reached the top

Where I gaze across the wide world

And shout a friendly, “Hello!”


Shaun Jex

Shaun Jex is a writer living in Oklahoma with his wife and children. His poetry has appeared in publications such as Dirigible Balloon, Parakeet Magazine, and The Caterpillar Magazine.