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fireflies (revised)
by Alexandre J Arnau

Wednesday, February 23, 2005
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i woke up
troubled
from a dream


 it was about fireflies


they had flown up
into the sky
and blinked out


in the dark of my bedroom
i searched for my
smokes
something
anything
i wondered why

i hadn't seen any
lately
and in my curiosity
had found
they are an
endangered species


thinking about it
i remembered
my friends growing up
like little johnny
and george
and dushawn
and emilio
and i missed them some


back in the day
crotona park at night
you couldn't walk
more than twenty feet
without one
flying drunkenly
into your face
your hair
your eye
they were everywhere
like roaches
who'd died
and gone to heaven
angelic beetles
filled with the
light of G*d

it seems like
every summer
i grew up
there were less
and less of them
and of my friends


i put two thoughts together
and my heart
pulsed in grief


the things i loved
as a child
blinking out
becoming bittersweet
memory
like little johnny
george
emilio
dushawn
fireflies
in the park


those summers
in the bronx
when i was a child  

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Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 2/28/2005
WOnderful write ....BHUWAN!!!
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 2/27/2005
Well done, Alexandre!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/26/2005
You elicit compassion with your access to memories, Alexandre. Nicely done. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by jude forese 2/26/2005
wonderful reminisce ... unfortunately, it's rare find any fireflies in the bronx anymore ...
Reviewed by L. Figgins 2/26/2005
Very fine, Alexandre...
Reviewed by Sue Hess 2/24/2005
this is excellent, so many things from youth are lost, the worst being our friends
Reviewed by Laura Toops (Reader) 2/24/2005
nice -- funny how dreams crystallize what we're feeling (or subliminating) in the waking world. nice imagery.
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