In the dark moonless night

The firefly emboldens itself to flight


The brooding darkness mocks

The spirited flight of fly delight


The limitless darkness could

Swallow this minuscule attempt of light


The skeptics’ cantankerous laughter

Swept the inner spaces within me

To ask: Can a firefly light the world?


Yes firefly am I

If life’s summers have warmed you

Your inner spaces have charmed you

I could set you afire and the world too

Love & Grace