A raging fire dies away

While the icy rain wipes my tears away

Until my frozen feet gave way

Weak and jaded, so here I stay

Candles only flicker in the wind

And so do the feathers on a wing

Flowers only sway in a gust

Their petals shimmer and blush

And I am but a shadow

A forlorn silhouette, not a single glow

Disappears in the dark

Until another light sparks

© 2001 Joanne Bacani