glow, little insect
brighten the darkest of nights
even for a flash
sometimes one burst is enough
turns black mood a lighter hue

bug of mystery
bioluminescence – duh
don’t be a buzzkill
I’ll dream it’s somehow magic
science will not steal my joy

#Haikai Challenge #142 (6/7/20): firefly – #tanka


      1. My pleasure 😇

        I like the complementary nature of them both in the same post. The second one is more of a Kyoka, a five-line poem analogous to senryu, but it still works.

        Thank you for sharing!


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