Shannon Davidson

(San Ramon, California)

Shannon Davidson Poems

1. Color-Fast Beach 1/2/2003
2. Candlelife... 1/2/2003
Best Poem of Shannon Davidson

Candlelife...

At the flaming candles stare,
four in the middle and eight beside.
Burning on the nightstand there,
I wonder where their souls reside.

In single motion the wild flames burn,
their warmth reaches over to lean on me.
My eyes blink and tear, so my head must turn,
the smoke fills my head from burnt out three.

And at these three I lend my gaze,
to study the remaining red-rose flame.
To my surprise they're still ablaze,
in different form, yet the fire's the same.

At the flaming candles stare,
four in the middle and five ...

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