Sparkling Fireflies

Adjustments
flickering on and off
like fireflies
illuminating
early 90’s
Brooklyn streets
intermittently
casting sci-fi glows
on unsuspecting bystanders
Entranced by your presence
we watch and wait for you
joy surging
each time
you light your light.

The open air
concrete cathedral
hums.
if you listen closely
enough you can hear
the ancient hymns
buzzing in tune
and syncopation
with the fireflies
dance.
I would love another
chance to say
hello or
at least goodbye
to tiny friends.
Little did you know
you taught me so
much about awe
and wonder
and humility–
or did you know?

Those are big ideas
for little children to
understand
but as the final new
moon rises at this very
moment over the same
but different Brooklyn
streets,
I know my unborn child
will have its own chance
to learn the meaning of
these words
dance its own
dance
and say hello
and goodbye
to new

sparkling

twinkling

Fireflies.

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