sweet child of the stars- never forget these bright lights and pages of gold
blaze of fireflies- momentarily trapped in mason jars; glass-hewn
a saturday evening in july of 1987, pottstown, pennsylvania. the moon peaks over the horizon, craning its neck at the carcasses of lost dreamers littered across the landscape. denim jacket, stone wash; unintentionally half-popped collar. a glass of cinzano bianco in one hand and store-bought iced tea in the other. eight wicker chairs on the deck; chittering and smiling and shuffling and laughing. an evening soirée illuminated solely by stars and citronella candles. sticky, humid night. grill roars heat as yet another batch of burgers are flipped. step down into the murky dark.
fireworks ignite- brilliance across nightsky eyes gaze in wonder
new-age americana at its finest—
we are here and we are now. the product of every moment leading up to now. smoldering remnants of infinite reactions, extraordinary in their own right. what are you cultivating within? what will stay and what will go? what will take hold and manifest? what legacy, what footprint do you dare to leave on the sands of time? in this sublime psalm of life, we can only dream.
never done one of these before! apologies, ik i didn't adhere to form...a creative liberty if you will. ty for stopping by. haibun: haiku poetry and prose.
^don’t ask how i know what cinzano bianco is lol^
part of the last little paragraph thingy was taken from henry wadsworth longfellow’s ‘a psalm of life’.