The Candle And The Moth

–  Ashutosh Upadhye


What an intriguing relationship they share: the candle and the moth

They’re strangers in arid daylight.

They’re companions when darkness is all in the sight.

Love is bewildering they say, love is splintering they say,

It is enigmatic and obvious, it is obscure and pure.

The submission is so sacred, driven by the appetite for love

Off goes the moth, guided by the warmth of love and flames of wrath

The candle casting a spell, flickering its flame

The nearer he goes, the more he glows

In a voluted path, Incineration taking over his mind.


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