Fireflies

Summer night in our new house. Just us two. In love and happy.

Windows opened wide to let in the breeze. Brushing past me like a ghost under a silken sheet. Moving through the hall and rooms.

Sun setting, splashing our walls with jewel colors.

The window in our room didn’t have a screen and in the dark there were little bugs flying around our house.

That night as we laid down to sleep and turned off the lights we saw fireflies in our room. Just like we were laying out in our backyard.

Slowly they hovered and twinkled over our heads. Our ceiling looked like the night sky.

Life was growing in my womb and I didn’t know it yet. Filling me with warmth and light and mystery.

We laid there together, just for a moment. Holding hands and smiling in the dark. Watching the fireflies light up our room.

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