Sometimes A Candle

 
Sometimes a candle
Can be a torch
I’ll carry this one through the storm
Sometimes a candle
Is the only thing left
When nothing else can keep me warm
Sometimes a candle
Lights the way forward
On an ever-darkening path
Sometimes a candle
Lights the face of a lover
With a softness that nothing else can
Sometimes a candle
Stands up to the wind
Just to show how much it can take
Sometimes a candle
Is the means to a wish
On top of a birthday cake
Close your eyes
Make a wish
Blow it out

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine, among others. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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