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Shadows in the Candlelight

By A. J. Huffman

Shadows in the Candle Light

The candle burned
just beyond her reach.
to scar her bare feet
as she followed it
through the darker vaults
of a chapel
built in her favor.

Here she rules.
Queen of a forgotten night.
than the ghostly saints
she summons
with a wink and a kiss.

But in the thirteenth hour
she is confined
by the fickle light of death.
Ever immune
to the soft whisper of her lips.
And the sharp bite of her hands.

Article © A. J. Huffman. All rights reserved.
Published on 2011-11-07
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