Strawberry Moon in June
Sarah Cummins Small
10:40 & the moon hides coyly just out of sight
behind the black hump of Horseshoe Ridge,
taking its own sweet time, a slow rise, a tease
barely outlining the trees. I squeeze your hand, dark
blind: we will have no street-light bright moonlit path
shining along Sparks Lane tonight.
Fireflies, though: those sparkling fairies
light the way this hot black summer night.
A thousand thousand dazzling dancers
Sweating in white-hot disco ball frenzy:
Flashing their hellos, looking for love,
illuminating their essence.
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