Light Show


By: Garland Davis


On an August Night, I seek

a place on deck to watch

the annual lights from the Perseids.


Surprised each time

by the brilliance of fireworks

as the lights arch across the sky


Their fire is not to fear,

but fear this warship

moving westward toward war.


August finds us here

under a rain of falling stars

lonely far from home.


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A native of North Carolina, Garland Davis has lived in Hawaii since 1987. He always had a penchant for writing but did not seriously pursue it until recently. He is a graduate of Hawaii Pacific University, where he majored in Business Management. Garland is a thirty-year Navy retiree and service-connected Disabled Veteran.


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