the pulses of light

in the the-sun-has-gone-down darkness
juniper and i stand along one of the curves
in the gravel road
how i pause there looking into the blinking
that seems to hover over the openness
where the major highway moves through the valley
trying to figure out
the pulses of light
and if they are linked to the sounds of sirens
traveling along the major highway that moves through the valley
it’s a reflection juniper says
of the bright blinky light behind me
blinking onto the snow
and bouncing off of that
into the foggy air around us