there's a firefly outside the window.

the day was full. plans were made and unmade, 
and eventually the air was filled
with overly-tired giggles and barely
conscious words. we were all tired. nothing,
not even cookies could keep us awake. i fell half-asleep on the car ride home,
we made another stop, i was awakened 
by harsh outdoor lights and the rumbling 
of car engines. we were all tired. but not 
too tired to see the firefly out the window.

making up for not posting yesterday, oopsie. also, thank you to everyone who has submitted so far! keep it coming.