What I found today
was a handful of unused things.
Patience and focus, a center
an eerie sense of calm.
I found thoughts that were clearer
the stuttering gone.
I found me
in a quiet resolve.
I get distracted quite easily
taken with shiny things.
Things that shimmer, things that shine
things that light up the night.
Lightning bugs, fireflies,
well I guess they are the same thing.
Magical little creatures
that make me endlessly smile.
They catch my attention, catch my gaze
and I lose all track of time.
Wondering and not understanding
what it is that makes them shine.
The desire to touch and feel them
and place them in a jar.
Where I can study them and try to find
the cause of that damn spark.
But trapped in a jar the light would go out
the shimmer would quickly fade.
And I would have a hollow shell
where beauty used to be.
So I keep my eyes forward
stealing glances instead of a stare.
Let the magic be something I learn to walk past
yet always know where to find.