03 February 2009

No. 2

Crumbling rust flakes off with
Dust and cobwebs.
Rippled glass and
the haze of stale smoke
clouds the inside
of the glass orb.
No wick to hold a flame,
no oil to burn,
it sits handle down
needing to be cleaned, but
not asking for it.
Usable, but
not in use

Hibernating during the cold months.

If I cleaned the rusty metal,
wiped the cobwebs from the
cap to the oil well,
polished the glass until a flame could
be seen,
if I added a wick to the orb,
flame to the wick
oil to the well,
and turned the cap until it was
If I put the handle up
in anticipation,

Spring would come.

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