Summer Nights

Day 50 prompt: nightlife


I remember

summer nights

on the farm

lying on a blanket

in the yard after dark

trying to count the stars

and losing track


in the hundreds


I remember

July evenings

not quite quiet

while purring cats

tweeting crickets

and whispering cornfields


the silent stars


I remember

cool breezes

and rumbling thunder

raising the volume

as lightning brought a flicker

to the night’s lights

flashing signals

of goodnight

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