Firefly

Image by Assad Ali from Pixabay

Children catch me, jar me

like summer tomatoes,

as if they could claim stars

for themselves. But this breaks light

to exoskeletal dust.

Uncage me.

Let me whisper through you

like a campfire memory,

an ephemeral breath of summer

studded with sparks.

Photo credit Pobble365. From MLMM Photo Challenge

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Written for dVerse, Twiglets, MLMM Photo Challenge, and Go Dog Go Cafe

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