firefly single

Most of my training
encourages me to light up the night sky
in a spectacular burst of brilliance
like a firework that leaves
onlookers oohhhing and aaahhhhing…

But I wonder if the real magic
isn’t learning to shine my light like a firefly
in an unsuspecting field of wildflowers,
where no one in particular is watching,
but anyone who recognizes this light
blinks their own in response
and together we light up the world.

fireflies