Fireflies

Bright lights in the darkness, revealed moments of brilliance
Moonlight spills out, flowing over the fragrant fields
Burnt out velvet wraps backlit skies lit by the last rays
The fog rises up now, creeping silently it kisses each reed

I want only to remain forever in this moment
Pressed up against the boards, the temptation of freedom
To break free from my safety and gallop out into the field
Cool damp freedom lashes and cuts at my ankles

The flash and rumble on the horizon promise
There is danger here, always, or I wouldn’t come
Paralyzed, I pray silently for release, for forgiveness
Fearful, covetous of the memories I must forfeit in return