The Magic Of Fireflies

 30×60 2015 Magical Landscapes Series

can i be excused?
she asks
not waiting for a reply
scampering off
grabbing a mason jar
on the way
in the backyard
girlfriends already gathered
with precious mason jars
hours of giggles
and laughter
pass
i got one she says as
magical tiny lights appear
everywhere
day light quietly slips away
mother calls from the screen door
time for bed

aww they shout in chorus
slowly friends part
mason jars filled with
fireflies lighting
their way

older now
i remember those
wonderful
twilight hours
with delight
and the magic of
natures flashlight

playing with girlfriends
in the backyard.

 

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