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A Late Summer Night’s Dream

A Late Summer Night’s Dream

written by: Sonia FL Leung


Like ten thousand fireflies in the night sky,
you stood on the street,
waving your lit mobile phones.

From the island to the peninsula,
further inland and to Lion Rock’s top,
you lined and linked.

Transfixed, spellbound,
you held hands, bringing
feelings of generosity and love.

This state of wonder
lifted the fog of cynicism and

It encouraged engagement
and offered rays of hope
after pandemonium and violent clashes.

A culture of disappearance
on the cusp of a changing era.
The jars were broken, lost in the fight.

I pinned pictures of the fireflies
to the wall; they reminded me
of you when the rain started to fall.

I had a dream, a vision of you.
When I woke and looked out the window,
bright as dawn, ten thousand fireflies had carried you on.

Sonia FL Leung

Sonia FL Leung

Sonia FL Leung, a Hong Kong-based writer, is the author of Don’t Cry, Phoenix (2020), a bilingual (English and Chinese) poetry collection with an album of ten original songs. Sonia holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction. Her work has appeared in Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine, West Trestle Review, Remington Review, Asian Cha, Mala, The Shanghai Literary Review, and the anthologies: Afterness – Literature from the New Transnational Asia, A Personal History of Home, and Making Space: A Collection of Writing and Art. Sonia is exploring publication opportunities for The Girl Who Dreamed, a memoir, and Climbing the Writing Mountain, a mélange of prose and poetry.
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