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Firefly Fascination
Dan Batson


A kitten locked
In a gaze.
She holds up
One tiny white
As if to hold
The light.

by Dan Batson.
Used with the author's permission.

Dan Batson is a retired United Methodist pastor who lives in Marietta, South Carolina with his wife, Rene’, and their cats, Ansie Gray and Earl Grey. Author of a memoir, Morning, he is currently working on a murder mystery told from a pastor's point of view. Dan enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and family and exploring the Blue Ridge mountains near his home.



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Very visual. Fun and lighthearted. Love the ending. Every time I read it I want to hold by breath at the end. I can feel it and see it. Thanks for sharing it.
Posted 07/17/2022 09:29 AM
Lori Levy:
Captures the kittens fascination with the firefly perfectly.
Posted 06/22/2022 10:23 AM
How sweet!!
Posted 06/22/2022 08:41 AM
So briefly visual, like kittens and fireflies! Thank you, Dan.
Posted 06/22/2022 08:21 AM
Joan Luther:
Innocence. Very sweet poem
Posted 06/22/2022 08:08 AM
such tenderness in this image
Posted 06/22/2022 07:56 AM
A lovely image!
Posted 06/22/2022 05:42 AM

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