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letter from the city to the firefly

by Jody Chan

firefly populations in southern Ontario (and elsewhere) are on the decline due to light pollution, climate change, and environmental destruction. according to the Smithsonian, “if a field where fireflies live is paved over, the fireflies don’t migrate to another field, they just disappear forever.”

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About Jody Chan

Jody Chan is a writer and organizer based in Toronto. They are a 2017 VONA alum and their poetry is published/forthcoming in BOAAT, Nat. Brut, Crab Fat Magazine, and Ricepaper Magazine, among others.