The Last Light


The light flickers overhead

A flash of blue and white

Tearing the sky in two

I watch it hit a tree

Miles away

Watch as the tree

Catches fire and burns

A smile spreading on my face

I laugh and shout and sing

Once I would have been sad

To see such a thing

But since the lights went out

When the electricity grid shut down

I’ve changed

We have all changed

So now I watch the burning tree

Glad to see a light out there

In the darkness

At the end of the world

This was written for Day 12 of “A Month of Mini Writing Challenges“.  See this page here for more details and a list of prompts.

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