I was born in California, but haven't been there since So...have I ever really been?
When I was little, I took a trip to Mexico But I don't remember one bit So...does that even count?
Three years ago, I wrote down on my bucket list: One day I want to see a firefly I want to see it shine And not just one, but hundreds I want to see a whole swarm, delicate as fairies Off on their mission to warn the world, Nighttime has arrived
Two years ago, my mother found it and said to me: What are you talking about, Fireflies? Why you and your brothers used to fly with them all the time You would get a jar, probably one we called Mason even if it wasn't And you would lock them up inside, prisoners A type of Stockholm syndrome, where the captors are captivated by the captees
At that moment, I could have erased seeing fireflies from my bucket list and my dreams, But I didn't Because that little girl with the jar has lost herself, and to find herself again... she MUST see a firefly