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Firefly

Onyx forest of fireflies grace the night sky
a jewel box of colors set in soft velvet so high.

Occasional luminescence of street lights show
towards the heavens as insects scatter through;
meteors sailing across the milky way.

Once twinkling blips of tails flicker through the air
inciting dream upon dream forgetting daytime cares.

Our eyes close slowly on the nighttime world
imagining gliding through thick navy waves;
up and away drifting to sleep until the new day.

 

Started on February 23rd 2011, edited and published on August 15th 2011.

Torry Crass

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