Casts comforting shadows around me.
The warmth that surrounds them
Soothes my soul and eases my mind.
Lazily, my thoughts drift,
I am detached from the rest of the world.
My muscles relax;
I begin to hear nothing but my own thoughts.
They are of things I feel passionately about,
Yet they float freely inside my head.
I look around to see things,
Things very familiar to me-
Yet seemingly hollow images.
I peer to the candles
To see something so thought provoking.
Such small, delicate flames.
Though they emit a gentle glow,
They themselves are very distinct and bold.
I let out a sigh
Treasuring the feeling of brokenness
Settling upon me as my shoulders fall.
I look tentatively into the mirror,
Half of my face hidden by shadows.
In my reflection,
I see more than I could ever put into words.
My eyes are drawn slowly back to the steady flames,
So simple that they’re appealing.
The longer you observe them,
The more complex they become.
I put my face near to them;
The warmth is luxurious.
I part my lips silently
And make the flames dance at my breath.
I smile to myself
And secretly wonder,
Why can’t the world be like this?
Free of stress and worry,
Peacefully centered around