Concert Lights

Dusk arrives and I settle into my seat—

a patio chair under the heavens

surrounded by gardens and shrubbery

backing into the shadows. As light dims

and easy-listening harmonies quiet,

a cardinal announces the show’s commencing.

Cicadas buzz with electricity

as fireflies take the stage


flirty blips

show-offy lines—

lights of temptation.


an audience

holds lighters aflicker

begging for more.

Christel Maass

Christel Maass lives in southeastern Wisconsin.  She enjoys gardening, hiking, and exploring her beautiful home state.  Christel frequently writes about nature and has been widely published in print and online.

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