This is really amazing and superb! Am just not that fond with the ending part, it just kind of threw me off, but I definitely love everything about this. Beautifully written! Will sure be reading this over and over again!
I have a piece similar to this, but it's more on describing how fireflies form and dancing with them...
Back to your piece ...This so captivating I can't take my eyes of it till the end. .. I can imagine how eager you are to catch one.
for empty mayonnaise jars
Hurriedly poking holes
with the ice pick into each lid
Like banshees, screaming
we file out into twilight
Dad's fishing net swooping through the air
grasping at flickering light.
For a few moments,
stars have fallen to earth
So we gather as many as possible,
Lining our dressers with nature's nightlight.
Misinterpreting their Morse code
for an evening of fun.