The sap greens in the darkness,
Masquerading as black,
The sound of insects buzzing,
Filling the air.
You notice one far off from you,
A sudden point of light flashing out at you.
Within no time at all,
You’re surrounded all around with these little flickers.
You can almost see them move,
Looking like they’re winking in and out of existence,
The sounds of the thunder and the owl,
And the sounds of these little buzzers.
You stand in place,
Turning all around,
Like nature’s Christmas lights,
You can see little shades of green.
One lands on the flower in front of you,
Its little brown body holding on to the petal,
Its antennae moving upwards and downwards,
As its light organ is brought to life.
A bright flash,
Scaring off any predators,
Sending secret coded messages to its species,
And impressing the ladies.
The fireflies lighting up the darkness,
Like little bursts of hope,
All you need to guide you home,
When you get lost in the darkness…