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Farewell, Firefly

Fire and Flight

 

A firefly inside my hand

Is no firefly at all:

It shoots fire,

But it cannot fly —

It lights up my eyes … but

Is it whole?

 

Shine well, fly well!

Firefly, reclaim your soul.

Remember me

When fire is …

When flight is …

No more.

 

Ruth Mostrales

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