5 November – Sky-flower night

Tonight is the night
we grow flowers in the sky,
then watch their fiery seeds
fall to earth and die.

Tonight is the night
we compete with the stars,
creating transitory constellations
to a soundtrack of ”aaaahs”.

Tonight is the night
we huddle round the blaze,
ignoring chilled toes
in a flame-induced daze.

Tonight is the night
everyone’s name’s in lights,
written in the air
by sparkling fireflies.

Tonight is the night
we crunch cinder toffee,
and quaff spiced apple cider
in dubious quantities.

Tonight is the night
we hug each other close,
and celebrate the wonder
of our annual firework dose.