What is it about firelight
that brings us close
that makes us want to share secrets
laugh and be close?
Each day brings each night,
and each night a firelight,
lit but for even if a moment fills
each fold of our heart and heart of our fold
with all the usual unspokens,
yet more than any other, hope.
~ John Shaw, "Firelight"
We had a night like that on Saturday,
by the lake
with ten friends.
Cloudless starry night,
dogs running and kids from next door
chasing each other in circles.
Huddled on adirondacks
or standing close to the flames
We'd all left our own kids
so for several hours
we were our own childlike
Laughing, sharing confidences
and just being us in
the warm glow of the firelight.
Hope you enjoyed your own weekend
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