You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it
–Robin Williams

When I was born
A Candle was lit inside of me
It will burn for as long as I live
or until
I extinguish it

My body is the shadow it casts
Dancing wildly when it flickers
And it flickers whenever
fancy strikes it
a particularly
forceful breeze

Some will snuff their candles
Some will have them snuffed
Some are smothered
Some burn out

Their lives
Are cold
And gray

Fire beats inside my chest
Fire fills my fingertips
Fire lies behind my eyes
Fire is who I am

Don’t lose it.