Last night I was in another set of woods and saw a bunch of fireflies (we called them "lightning bugs" when we were kids). It had been years since I'd seen any of these magical little creatures. It was another sweet little moment of life. I was inspired to wax poetic...
Her child self grins as she watches
fireflies twinkling into the smothering darkness
of the woods,
while her grownup self blinks back tears
and breathes a prayer of thanks for the light
in her darkness.
(Gallery 17 of the 52 Photos Project is "A Moment of Life." Check out other moments here.)