It's almost May
and yesterday
I saw a firefly.

You don't see
them a lot
in the city.

in the park
in the near dark

one comes out
you'll hear
a little kid shout

Lightning bug! Firefly!

It's almost May
and yesterday
I caught a firefly in my hand.

First firefly I
seen in a 
long, long time.

Make a wish,
Miss Edna said.
Make a good one.

Firefly wishes always come true.

Jacqueline Woodson, "Firefly" from Locomotion. Copyright © 2003 by Jacqueline Woodson. Used by permission of G. P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
Source: Locomotion (Puffin Books, 2003)
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