Sci·am·a·chy noun [sahy-am–uh-kee]: an act or instance of fighting a shadow or an imaginary enemy.
Like a light bulb. Flicker, flickers on.
Treating myself, like:
I wish you would have. Love.
Everyone reaches for the light switch
When there’s a blackout.
I know I’m not alone in my habit.
Even though we all know it won’t work out.
There’s just no energy from which to draw
So I count my steps.
To avoid unnecessary shadows.
3 to the left.
Half a step, line it up.
Reach out tentatively
And find my stash.
Grip the glass
Light a candle.
I never even heard the light bulb POP and die
When the power came back on.
The day had already broken and my candle wasn’t even half melted.