Candle

For Justin

Candle

A man handed me a candle

Light it he said and walked away

I had no match so I put the candle in my pocket

I carried the candle there for a long time

One day I met a man

He had a flame

He carried his flame in his hand

Said he had been carrying it a long time

I told him I had a candle

I took my candle out of my pocket

He held out his flame

He lit my candle with his flame

Together we walked

My candle held his flame

His flame lit my candle

For a long time we walked together

Then one day he could walk with me no longer

My candle still holds his flame

Valerie Prather

May 13, 2011

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