Our lives are restless candle flames.
Long candles, short candles all pass away
at different rates. Thin candles wither quickly.
Thick candles enjoy the heat. Though their glow melts
those next to them, wax drips and widens
their feet – their foundations grow. Thick candles
think thin ones chose the fires that burn their skins.
Thick ass candles don’t know:
Flames at the top never die,
but consume shrinking candles
till they reach roots
and set fire to the whole neighbourhood.