“Summer’s Fire”

Sparks flit off the grass
Yellow against the night
Illuminating their tiny world
As they lift off in flight

Lighting up the crimson green
Then discarding it to darkness
Fire dances throughout the field
But no one holds their breath

This fire is all contained
Within natural glass bulbs
Attached to tiny lightning bugs
A sign that summer’s come

Forest infernos dot the land
Without a single flame
This hot and humid solstice night
Lit up with summer’s fire.

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