Candlelit Vigil 2013

I am still emerging from the chrysalis of ex-MA student days, and trying to catch up with myself. I had these poem/notes from the Pride 2013 candlelit vigil, the first one I’ve ever attended. And here they are.


candle 1

I think you are on fire

you say to me.

Candle smudged fingers indenting the wax.

We’ve got thoughts on our heads

and history flickering in our hands



We hold it aloft like women

holding children up for a blessing

like men holding high

stones to throw at our sins.


People tell us we are doing fine.






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