Melancholy illuminated by candlelight
The flickering flame resonating with the unsteady mind
It dances, pirouetting like ill-shaped thoughts
Ultimately steady if not provoked.
The scent fragrances the air and
Cleanses the oversensed mind
A focus, capturing the vision from its lonely source.
Frenetic and unkempt though the mind can be
Calmed, now it is, with the lights serenity
A distraction from hellish thoughts of hurt
there must be balance in this heart.