What can I write about fireflies
That hasn’t been written afore.
I don’t even know how these
Wee creatures make light?

What are they really,
Christmas wishes?

Or slices of lightening ?
Why not “surprise bugs”
Or a dream exploding?

To learn
I’ll become one,
Fly the midnight sky,
Skirt the earth
Listening for
Sighs of delight.

Yes, I’ll join
Their circus of light.
Outside my sleep-room’ s window.
Grandly deciding to take off.
Never to return again.

Charlene James-Duguid
Amissville, Virginia
July 9, 2018