le mot juste
© 2008 michele may


Fireflies in the Rain

Heavy with hurt I sit here alone
quieted by the rain's lonely drone
as it pounds above and floods below

Steady rhythm at once silent and strong
a lullaby that I've known all along
a comforting song from so long ago

For a moment I'm feeling more peace than pain
and I notice the fireflies dance in the rain
effortlessly floating in and around
the heaviest drops not weighing them down

Never touching the ground or losing their glow
they must have a secret we don't yet know
that keeps them afloat with more peace than pain

If only I knew how to stay in between
dodging the downpours, abiding serene
forever here I'd remain
dancing with fireflies at peace in the rain