What sustains candles as they melt away?
How do they feel as their being is spent?
The trimming of wicks and snuffing of flames
only prolong the doom of each servant.
Yet to just smolder is not enough
nor will an unlit candle ever earn praise.
To break the darkness candles must suffer
the appetite of an incorporal blaze.
But are the feverish hosts truly devoured?
Or only transformed…