Under the Watchful Eye
A firefly burns below the stars.
Its wings embrace the glossy sky
And slice the air it leads. The small
Light formed in nature is released
And amplifies the sky’s moonshine.
On this star-sprinkled night, this fly
That mocks the moon in its own way
And rivals the distant burning sun,
Stalks the calm, ensconcing air,
To make its passage through muted sounds.
BIOGRAPHY: Christopher Fried is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. He currently resides in Williamsburg, VA. His poetry has been published in journals such as The Chaffin Journal, The Eclectic Muse, and Blue Unicorn. He writes primarily formalist, but is interested in all poetic forms. Besides reading in nearly all genres of books, he enjoys listening to music and watching movies. He is currently working on a novel.