Many thanks to the Blue Hour for publishing my poem!
there are days, summer days
when the fear quiets down enough to hear
creatures humming out of stillness
the sun does not burn through
the dancing leaves shadow
and the air is generous
there is no ticking in these moments
marked by meaning
thick with remembering
between the fireflies, a different darkness
Lurana Brown is a pianist, songwriter, gardener, mother, and freelance writer.