Ode to the Firefly This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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Oh the lights of all you fireflies,
how I try to count each of you
unsuccessfully falling into a
rhythmic routine.
In July, and only in July,
is the best time to
witness the fantasy
land you create with
Your budding lights
that fill the dark
spaces in the night.
Bottoms of my feet,
prickly with dry grass as
I try to catch you in one hand.
The other hand holds your brothers.
Their radiant,
bright,
luminescent,
vibrant
beams of light
peek through my fingers.
Your grand performance
On the Fourth of July captivates me,
the combination of your
symphony with the elaborate
fireworks in the
background.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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