Purple twilight darkens the day.
A green tree frog jumps embracing
an ashen bark. His eyes open
to silence, as it stares within
inches of a small flickering,
iridescent lightning bug:
as it brightens up the night.
I am mesmerized and amazed
as I watch the green tree frog jump,
gripping the tree bark as it throws
its sticky tongue out of its mouth
and wraps it around its fragile
prey capturing and swallowing it.
As the tree frog creeps away from
its moment stay, a colorful
yellowish-orange aglow turns
us cold. The lighting bug glowing
as bright as the sunlight from the
inside of the tree frog was still alive.
I didn't realize how harsh truth
can be. Looking closely into
our world, understand that there are
still many things in the world that
can surprise us.
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