Breathe out

The flame flickers as the wind blows
Flailing between light and dark – life and death
Struggling to burn to the bottom
To fall deep enough into its own crater
That the wind can’t threaten it
Can’t extinguish what time it has left

Wax falls from the sides
Sealing it in place
Immortalized
Plasticinated
Unavoidable

Keep going
Despite everything
Burn bright until there is nothing left to hold onto but the release on the breeze
Then breathe out

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