Living Lanterns

Living Lanterns

A summer stroll did one night yield

A luminescent surprise:

A harvest-ready lightning bug field

With fireflies on the rise.

I paused with my family there to note

And to watch these miracles fly;

Aleatoric embers floating

Like living lanterns towards the sky.

Blue Hallelujah

Blue Hallelujah

As summer emerges

from spring in Georgia,

the sky’s a Blue

Hallelujah.

The laughing leaves

in the nosebleed seats

enjoy the very

best view.

The wind who once whispered

now shouts like a drunk.

Though an amicable one,

it’s true.

The robins hop

through the lush green grace

under this Hallelujah

Blue.