Light One Candle.

Light One Candle.

December darkness creeps in for so many days of night before the light of spring returns.

Endless agonizing days of winter’s wrath choke me with despondency and despair.

One candle flickers. I focus on its lonely glow to keep me.


26 Responses to “Light One Candle.”

  1. Shailaja V says:

    Such a morbid piece but perfectly in keeping with the cold dread of winter. I like the creeping in the first line that matches the lonely glow at the end.

  2. I focus on its lonely glow to keep me. — such a sad, but hopeful image

  3. Lisa Shaw says:

    I love your voice here. I can almost hear you saying this, feeling this. <3 Spring can't come soon enough.

  4. I feel the grief and depression here. Winters are hard.

  5. Asha Rajan says:

    This is exactly how I feel about winter too. Exactly.

  6. anusrini20 says:

    You said it best. The cold makes us all morbid.

  7. Nate James says:

    So topical. Sunset was at 4:15 last night. Gah!

  8. Sara says:

    I hate winter for this reason.

  9. Cyn K says:

    “Days of night” perfectly captures the horribleness of short, winter days. Great oxymoron.

  10. d3athlily says:

    Winter does seem to bring on the despair. You do give some hope at the end tho, and spring won’t be long coming.

  11. Winter can feel quite dreary and I like how you’ve captured it.

  12. Laura says:

    Definitely know this winter feeling. I like that it ends on just “keep me” rather than “keep me ___” – sometimes just keeping on is a great accomplishment.

  13. Donna-Louise Bishop says:

    I loved the image of being choked by it all. I could totally relate.

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