Firefly Glow

Your glow flares in the summer night.
    Your light,
A sun that burns the ebon sky,
    Is an eye
Shining as bright as lambent Venus
    Between us.
Though you have never sensed or seen us —
The eons before and after your spark
That illuminates our endless dark —
Your light is an eye between us.

—Martin Elster, West Hartford, CT