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By David Hanlon

I lived as that tealight candle

in the corner

of the raven-dark bathroom

where the blank tiled wall 

meets the porcelain bathtub

flickering, dimming—

a waning flashlight 

at a search party


Now, I gaze 

at its small flame

asking an answer

for an answer

David Hanlon is a poet from Cardiff, Wales. He is a Best of the Net nominee. You can find his work online in over 60 magazines, including Rust & Moth, ONE ART & Homology Lit. His first chapbook Spectrum of Flight is available for purchase now at Animal Heart Press. You can follow him on twitter: @davidhanlon13 and Instagram: @welshpoetd.

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