In the Shadows

A figure
lurking there in deepest shadows
seems monstrous when seen
through the murky mists of fear

but this time
I stood my ground
and lit the candle that I'd found
passing flame from match to wick

and the circles of light grew brighter
surrounding me
piercing through the darkness

while the monstrous image changed
as this small yet vibrant flame
became a part of him

and vision became clear
'twas a child, oh so dear
hiding in the shadows all this time

I cradled him within my arms
his head upon my breast
and willed the love to nourish him
awakening the best

yet another living flame

? Michaelette ?

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