The McKinley Review Magazine

Candle

By: Bruce McRae | Posted on: March 2018

Pig fat and a spine of twine.

Second cousin to soap.

Illuminator of dark spaces.

This is how we parse the egg

or make do in a blackout.

Friend of the hot-headed match.

The nun’s companion.

You are, littlest bonfire,

a single star in the miner’s grave.

A slight draft’s favourite dancer.

Guide me in my solitude.

O wisp of inference, enlighten the blind.

Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician currently residing on Salt Spring Island BC, is a multiple Pushcart nominee with well over a thousand poems published internationally in magazines such as Poetry, Rattle and the North American Review. His books are ‘The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press), ‘An Unbecoming Fit Of Frenzy’ (Cawing Crow Press) and ‘Like As If” (Pski’s Porch), Hearsay (The Poet’s Haven).