A flicker of light in a quickly darkening room,
The proof of hope, when all may be lost.
With every movement, every breath,
The candle threatens to extinguish and
Bathe the room in black once more.
A closed heart, a candle blown out.
The wax dregs, the shortened wick, the ash.
We blindly stumble through the pitch,
Searching for each other,
Arms grasping darkness.
The flame grows, the light brightens,
Warmth fills the room.
Open your heart.