I, firefly

he admires my fire

keeps it under glass

a pretty little pyrotechnic

with just enough oxygen

not to starve completely

and warns me

not to burn

too brightly

be careful

not to blind

another’s eyes

he guards the flame

from would-be

moths and monsters

and I, firefly

in my safe phial

say my prayers

lord grant me the strength

to singe his flesh

 

a.duncan, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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Amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus || Love is rich with both honey and venom

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