electric candle – January 6

1.6.2015

electric candle

in the bedroom window

filament of childhood

 

warmth against all

darkness and

grievings.

 

I place one in my

window now

and remember

 

the small boy

who could not

express how afraid

and alone

he was

 

asking could not

the light stay on

always

 

not to be

snuffed away

by the season.

 

as if I could reach

back and across

time

 

to calm

his tightened breast.

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