A Flickering Flame



The flame flickers in the breeze from the open window

Raindrops spit against the glass.

Falling, rhythmic, keeping time

Wet spatters slide

rivulets filling the ocean of my heart.

The flame sputters, stutters, goes out.

Love and longing searching for a remedy.

Air so heavy you cannot breathe

Gasping, panting, breathless –

The steady beating of a shattered heart.

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(photo credit: http://www.kimberlygraham.com/blog/how-to-tell-how-many-panes-of-glass-in-a-window-and-other-handy-window-tips/attachment/8105265-rain-drops-reflect-light-of-a-burning-candle-in-glass-at-night/)

7 thoughts on “A Flickering Flame”

  1. How lovely Colleen. Love the poem and the image is just beautiful. I love candles. Hope you haven’t been affected by the hurricane. We’ve got strong winds building up here now, but warm.

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