Many thanks to Fandango for setting the Monday Flash Fiction challenge. You can find out more and join in here
The photo below is from the Google Photo Frame.
For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a small, remote, coastal village at the foot of a mountain. It’s nighttime and the street lights are on and the Northern Lights illuminate the night sky.
Tucked up in their beds at night,
None can see that eerie light
Cascading down from the heavenly skies
Unwitnessed by two hundred eyes.
A curious shadow extends a limb
To touch a lantern growing dim
Energy absorbed, it begins to pale
To be snuffed out in a smokey trail.
Whispers drift on a pulsing sky
Clouds of colour lazily pass by,
They miss this magic phenomenon,
Inside their homes, the town sleeps on.
The Northern Lights kiss them farewell,
Retreat behind a clear dark shell
Of mountains protecting those below,
Once highlighted in their dancing glow.