©2012 Mika Star
When was it last that I heard the crickets sing?
Years ago, now, it seems, I sat on the porch in my teenage youth.
Or sleepless hours
and summer windows letting in a breeze.
The last time I was quiet enough to hear their symphony.
Alone in the still night air
with a clear head and quieted thoughts.
They sang to me as only crickets can.
Oh, how I've missed them.
(The words came before the picture, so in that respect it does not follow my usually need to equal one hundred or two hundred words)