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twilight evanescence

is summer supposed to feel this heavy

By Chloë J.Published 4 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2023
twilight evanescence
Photo by Tony Phan on Unsplash

for a single fleeting moment,

my eyes found you in the dusk;

a stolen star,


lazy and seductive

to decorate my twilight.

I was a heavy and fallen blue,

you, my homing beacon,

my will-o’-the-wisp-

my Fata Morgana.

I thought we were both flying,

but you were the only one with wings.

I wish I had tried harder to fit you in my jar.

I blinked.

you disappeared.

your luminance, my reference point,


and I, wretched and the empty sort of black,

stared into the dark,

searching for my

flash in the pan.

my firefly love.

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About the Creator

Chloë J.

Probably not as funny as I think I am

Insta @chloe_j_writes

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  • Mackenzie Davis3 months ago

    "and I, wretched and the empty sort of black" I dunno why, but the phrasing of this line is so MUCH. I can't get over it. Beautiful poem. Very novel in its content. I love the emotionality behind an almost child-like venture, catching a firefly. I do relate to it, though. It may be fleeting, but the chase and capture is so intense, it really is like falling in love.

  • MT Poetry4 months ago

    The line "I thought we were both flying, but you were the only one with wings" showcases the poet's realization of the unequal nature of their affection.💕Really love it🥰 Congrats for top story👏

  • Lena Borondia4 months ago

    Wow! This is so touchingly beautiful! Absolutely well deserved TS! Congrats! Subscribed ;)

  • River Joy4 months ago


  • Babs Iverson4 months ago

    Lovely & melancholy!!! Loving it!!!❤️❤️💕

  • WOA4 months ago

    I love your vivid language in this piece. Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Dana Crandell4 months ago

    Beautifully penned. Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story! Not surprised, this is beautiful!

  • Brenton F4 months ago

    I've never seen a firefly IRL but your words paint a luminescently vivid and beautiful picture, well done!

  • Kendall Defoe 4 months ago

    I used to chase fireflies on a path near my house as a kid and you made me think of those days...and other things. ;)

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    This is superb! love the imagery and the flow!

  • Rob Angeli4 months ago

    Luminous and lyrical, I like it.

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