After The Flame Burns Out

I was just thinking about
How bright some candles
Shine after the flame
Burns out.
How the soft blue halo
That surrounds the flame
Remains so bright,
And yet just out
Of focus...

I want to believe
That the vagueness
Is because its beauty,
So special,
Can only be felt
And never seen
In its purity,

After the flame burns out...

2013 Jim Cain