I was home this weekend at Mom and Dad’s – they live up in the country and you forget how quiet and peaceful it can be once you’ve been away from it all for a while. You forget how much the crickets, the wind in the trees, the flash of lightning bugs can be your night-time symphony. I wrote this one last night, just reminiscing.
People say there is something
about the way light shines across crystal
across diamonds, too
But there is really something to be said
about thousands of lightning bugs
on a warm June night
that makes the world glitter and take a deep breath
These are the diamonds of the mid-night summer
these gems of remembrance
these flashes of yesterday.