One Candle

One candle at a time
Until we are all on fire
Such smallness at your start
The loneliest sight

Defying this universe of despair.
You go ahead and be hopeful
Though there isn't any faith left in light
When you are the first, again, who tried

And you look the fool
But know in your heart this is right...
At the end of all this waiting
You'll find your flame multiplied

Jamie Bagley