124

disguised as an exercise in growth,
I reinvent myself to please others

I’m not meant to be some
beautiful, constant metamorphosis, but
the slow burn of a candle
becoming something gradually and
enjoying the way the flame flickers

I’m changing; if not overnight, then
over my lifetime
and if that’s not something to applaud
I’m not sure what is.

9 thoughts on “124

  1. Years from now when you reflect
    on the life you labored to protect
    your candle light, still burning bright
    illuminates you are perfect

    Fear not the shortening of the taper
    we’re little more than glue, string, and paper
    it’s the life that you live, the care that you give
    that those who love you will remember

    Be just the way you are.

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