Fall is my favorite time of the year, particularly the most enjoyable for walking the city. My favorite time to explore is early evening...it's light when I walk into the city, and darkly mysterious against the streetlights as I meander my way home against the backdrop of bulbs and stars.
Here is that moment, captured in the words of a Haibun.
Early evening turns the city into a universe of streetlights. The smoky alcove of each lamp showcases a cast of shadows, playwright directing light. Inside the crystalline void of a lone bulb, a firefly beats his wings into the wire. He spins, an ethereal glow against the first wink of the moons edged smile. Translucent as a wood nymph, I am but foot-stepped bone matter amongst the backdrop of bulb and star.
For a moment I dance into the light
infrared as a still-life photo
as I walk into the infinity
of a brick-and-mortar horizon.
Written for the Monday Haibun prompt at dVerse.