Appealing of the lightened glow
Before the shadows engulfing it,
Candle takes its cue of separation,
Defiant with the darkness of the world.
Energy is effused and then spent
For a reminder of starlight and sunlight.
Guided by laws that bar no one,
Her approach is of care from a distance.
Inside she is all hollow yet bright,
Jewels of atoms and particles unite
Kindled by fiber she remains alight.
© 2018 Valerie Hathaway