Candle

Don’t look away. Do something.

“Candle”

Faith is a choice made staring out a bleak window at
       rampant hate, cascading disease, 
       and selfish speeches on TV cameras
and saying
       I will hold the Flame.
Courage is the scabbed hand steadying the Faith Candle
and the Flame is the One we said we’d follow on a deserted road
       to serve the neighbor who the powers have been choking
       while we were taught to look the other way.
Change is a choice made staring out a bleak window
	to step outside and hold the candle high
        and fuel tomorrow’s dawn over a better nation.

 
 
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