Flickering reflections

Cast on ancient wallpaper

By half-submerged stumps

Of nearly spent candles

Now sputtering smokily

Now glowing brightly

For a brief, hopeful moment

Before

Darkness descends

And claims its triumph

Only to yield again

Its complete victory to

The twin defeats

Of morning sunshine

and new evening candles.

 

via Daily Prompt: Dim

Dim

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