fireflies

what is that over there

a flash
flicker
fire

sparks are flying in the grass
and floating through the trees and sky

something is moving in the bushes

so tiny
teeny
teensy

these little lights are going to go up in flames
they are going to settle on the bridge

and then
i want to see them travel up up up

something
glowy
glad
glorious

burning and turning
to phoenixes and
being rebirthed again and again

singing
sighing
shining

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3 responses to “fireflies

  1. Having never seen a firefly before, I really like this… it’s quirky and the writing is wonderful.

  2. You’re right, tiny-teeny-teensy does feel right as a progression of smallness.

  3. geekspawn

    Priya- thanks :) I couldn’t remember seeing fireflies before last night either living right by a big city in the desert… it was so cool.

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