The Fireflies

Relaxing on the porch

with a glass of wine

watching the fireflies

search for slugs to dine

A thought came to me

how fun to light the night

bringing a haze of fireworks

a beautiful sight

Dancing in the yard

sparkling reflections in the lake

the crickets singing

a symphony to make

The movement continues

until late in the night

slowly waning

silenced by the sun’s first light

copyright 2023 Debbie Pierce


  1. There are a few nights each year, where I feel like my back yard is the firefly center of the universe… This is a fun poem. I love it.

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