new piece published, uneven candles, in Red Fez!

very excited to have my piece, uneven candles, published in Red Fez!
two candles flicker on my broken glass tabletop
duct tape challenges pieces from splitting apart
an out-of-control combine should they crack more
things will separate as they will
two sides, uneven halves
like the burning flames
in my candle jars
one new, its scent overpowering
the other nearly used up giving light to my selfish pen
lopsided breasts those candles
same purpose
the spent candle jar is mucked with wax residue
no easy task to clean for repurposing
when I have so many other jars in my home
loaded with containers, pots, dishes
from house moves
from other loved ones’ house moves
attics, basements crammed up with crap
and an inability to say ‘no’ to anyone
who adores their crap
just not in their home
in mine

illustration drawn a few years back using marker, prisma pencils, and good old crayola crayons

9 thoughts on “new piece published, uneven candles, in Red Fez!

  1. Beautiful work AnnMarie. I feel happy today watching Pats games I recorded all the great ones. Love watching football. My body and soul need to heal though. With the med adjustments, new meds and hospitalization I feel exhausted and so tired all the time but not depressed. In a few weeks my body will get adjusted to the meds. I think they got it right this time. Until then I am resting and relaxing putting my writing on the back burner as I got to give my body rest. I hope you are having a great weekend. Keep creating. AnnMarie=Number One! Woo hoo!

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