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It is not enough
to only stand and wait

tall
elegant

unlit
forgotten

like a promise
forever held out

an ornament
invisible

tamed
into indifference

let me burn

 


Beate Sigriddaughter grew up in Germany, lives in Silver City, NM (Land of Enchantment), loves lizards and junipers, and publishes an almost daily blog Writing In A Woman’s Voice where she features other women’s writing.

© 2019, Beate Sigriddaughter

One comment on “Candle, by Beate Sigriddaughter

  1. Myra King says:

    Strong and succinct. That last line says it all!

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