Fire Fly

by Don Blanding

Don Blanding

We saw a fire fly float through the night
Glimmering, fitfully, like a vagabond star trailing its light.

"Oh catch it! You cried",
I caught it and brought it, you took it and sighed
As you peered at its glow, faint and frail.
You said "oh it’s only a bug with a light in its tail"
We had this moment exquisitely bright,
It dazzled our hearts with its sparkling star light.
You said "let’s catch this moment and hold it".
But I sighed, remembering another night the fire fly flied,
Me, wondering how long it will be until you too wail,
"Our love is only a bug with a light in its tail!"

Last updated November 17, 2022