Thursday, May 10, 2007

Shards, scraps, sounds.

Piecemeal: a meal in components, in contributions, beans and salads in pots, burgers and dogs in buns. All the assembled stuffs, all my assembled people. And after dinner, after porch-sitting, after the packing up and sending everyone home, a first walk out into the near-dark with only a sleeveless dress on: the walking low and long, hard to the ground at my heels, frogs whirbling in the woods.

Then a blink, a prick of greeny yellow, another, another. Enough to stop me cold at the side of the road to be sure I was actually seeing what I was seeing: the summer's second sky, not-stars flicking again again again in the trees: the year's first fireflies, so soon.


Blogger Boricua en la Luna said...

That's a great omen! We've rescued two fireflies, or luciƩrnagas in Spanish, inside the house (we don't know what they're doing inside) but we haven't seen any outside yet.

8:39 AM, May 11, 2007  
Blogger Dr. S said...

Ironically, they may be heading toward the light, eh?

The Spanish word for them is fantastic. Thanks for that!

10:52 AM, May 11, 2007  

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