lightning buggies

i like fireflies
i want to train them
to write out
my words
in the dark
while i tap you
on the shoulder
and make you
watch
with my nose
against your cheek
until they fade
all words
fade
mine fade faster
i think
than most
even if
i get them
right
i just
i don’t want
to keep them
in jars

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7 Responses

  1. Fireflies are my most favourite kind of insects. The last time I saw one was when I was a kid.

  2. Sid says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a firefly. Giraffe – yes, elephant – yes, firefly – maybe? Great now I’m all sad =(

  3. I’ve seen very few fireflies in my life but it’s always magical when I do. Maybe that’s because it’s so uncommon for me.

  4. Wendryn says:

    I’ve always wanted to see fireflies.

    Your words don’t fade fast. They are impressively memorable.

  5. T says:

    LOVE this one. I would love to have my own firefly ensemble to entertain me and my kids!

  6. Heather Rose says:

    There’s a place in Tennessee where, like, thousands of fireflies all blink in a synchronized pattern. I saw it one summer, and was completely speechless, which is pretty magical.

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