Summer Night Sensations

Remember this moment

Photo by m wrona on Unsplash

Fireflies spark like Sulphur matches
brighter than the faint stars in the hazy sky.

On the screened porch I sprawl like a drowsy cat
protected from mosquitos and night-blind beetles.

High in the trees that circle the yard
like an amphitheater dedicated to the ancient arts,



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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi


Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.