Catching Fireflies

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Like little tiny lights, they fly
through dark shades of green,
hiding under leaves, a pod of glowing beans.
Perfect for the hungry children who lie

On the grass, jars in their hands, a net
in the other. The brightness in their eyes
are like the tail ends of the fireflies.
Quietly, the children sweep across the wet

pond. Mud and green on their feet, they
leave endless ripples on the water. Fishes
wiggle, and dozens of licorice
black spiders fly into the air. May

they safely land. Amidst the distant shouts and laughter,
children scurry to meet under the magic tree;
the one with all the glowing beans, The
magic will always linger, even in the hereafter.





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