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poetry by j matthew waters

Candles


You can’t leave candles
burning all night,
she said.

It was then
I imagined
how people lived
before Edison.

Are you kidding me?
I asked,
amazed the house
had yet to burn down.



april, two thousand twelve
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “Candles

  1. cyberbonn on said:

    You’ve been reblogged 🙂

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