The First Lightning Bug of Summer

I just saw the telltale flash of light,

Interrupting the warm darkness;

The first lightning bug of summer,

An omen of warm breezes and lazy days,

Lemonade and barbecue,


I am transported back to my childhood,

Capturing mason jars full of light

To stare in wonder at the magic held within. 

You say firefly, I say lightning bug-

My Southern roots showing-

They both mean summer is here.

Glowing fairies 

Bringing memories of carefree days

to the child in all of us. 

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