Since 1996 Volume XXI
Janet K. Brennan
|Janet K. Brennan is an award
winning multi-published poet, novelist. She has won
critical acclaim for two including "Reviewer's Choice" from
Amazon for her Harriet Murphy series as well as Reviewer's
choice from "Bookwatch, "Midwest Book Review. Janet owns and
operates two successful traditional publishing companies,
Casa de Snapdragon/JB Stillwater LLC with her husband.
Atahsaia Catching fireflies
He fades on his moonlit walk, a shrinking violet
through fields of fire flies this last night of summer
before they leave; before they die.
His footsteps soft through cutter grass
sharp against ghost legs, jar in hand,
Black curls cropped above sage bush, he reaches
to catch the flash moving in and out of his life,
capturing it in his lightning bug jail.
A whoop and a holler as he heads through the meadow,
shoulder deep in Luna’s light; he blinks away the moment
lest she memorize his soul.
Howling a mournful song, he takes her lightness
to the Rio in water deep and dark, for a swift ride
to nowhere, for he hides deep in his meadow
as he fades on his moonlit walk, a shrinking violet
through fields of lightning bugs and cutter grass
on this last night of summer.
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