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Putting out the fire that makes you
think and create is a trick of the light.
Follow the wick, and you’ll burn too.

Ashes have plenty to say that is true,
but not to the flame that guards the night.
Putting out the fire, that makes you

employed if you work with a crew
and a hose, heroes always a welcome sight.
Follow the wick, and you’ll burn too.

What enflames you has nothing to do
with me. I gave up the ridiculous fight,
putting out the fire that makes you.

No one is fashioned of wax, string or glue.
Cling-wrapping a candle is never right.
Follow the wick and you’ll burn too.

The eternal flame measures two by two:
one inside, one out, both dazzling bright.
Putting out the fire that makes you
follow the wick, and you’ll burn too.

~~~

© Elaine Stirling, 2014