The Flicker of Light (Defined)
Eight “natural agents that stimulate sight and make things visible.”
$2 twinkle strands around an old wash stand
Hannukah menorah melting with last year’s party gift
Warmth of a burn pile built on a summer storms’ kindle
Winter sun’s mirror on a scrubbed kitchen floor
Dog’s eye at sunrise distilled in frozen breath
All “expressions in someone's eyes indicating a particular emotion or mood, opinions, standards and abilities or understandings of a problem.”
Turmeric rub wrapped around winter squash
Glints of silver capped tomato tinted glass
Cell phone vibration echoing across the sea
Point of view.
The almost laugh and birthday candle smirk set to blow the candles out
A child’s weightless voice forming the letters of my name
The spark described.
The flame defined.
Let us all pause,
To count each flicker of light.
Let us not fear our close breath,
To whisper candles dark.