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Fireflies

Ron Pope


When the streetlights come on
And the fireflies flicker
I am walking
Her home making plans
With her shoes in her hands
I am watching her dance
As the hem of her dress
Gently kisses the grass

It suddenly rains on us
She is laughing
And turns up her hands

Like autumn turns leaves
Winter will breathe
Cold on her necks
Snow in our paths
Wherever she goes
All that I know about us
Is that beautiful things
Never last
That's why fireflies flash

When this summertime ends
We will not part as friends
Things were promised in blood
We have sinned
Now there's tears in her eyes
As she's screaming goodbyes
I run 'long side the car
Turning numb to the sound

I notice a chill in the air
September is creeping up fast

Like autumn turns leaves
Winter will breathe
Cold on her necks
Snow in our paths
Wherever she goes
All that I know about us
Is that beautiful things
Never last
That's why fireflies flash

Innocence didn't mean
We're immune to these things
Let's blame
The passage of time
Love and loss
Truth it costs more
Than I can spare right now
Maybe it's simpler to lie

Like autumn turns leaves
Winter will breathe
Cold on her necks
Snow in our paths
Wherever she goes
All that I know about us
Is that beautiful things
Never last
That's why fireflies flash