We are fireflies in a vermilion sky
by Suzanne Hayasaki
Shining at twilight
Perhaps attracting momentary notice
From strangers who glow on grander stages.
But we are more than our tiny lights.
We remain in flight throughout the night
Deep in the valleys of our own emotions
Even when no one is present to witness our signals.
We exist within the limitations of time and space
But our potential to create is infinite if we kindle it.
So blink, if you think you can compete with the stars.
I will conserve my energy for more important things.
I will listen to the crickets.
I will dance with the honeybees.
I will tunnel with the ants.
And maybe, I will discover what drives us all.