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

7 thoughts on “lightning buggies

  1. 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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