Out Of The Blue

by Christine McAllister

Genre: Folk


Rank: 24


Out of the Blue is about the self as flame. I wrote it one night as I watched a candle flickering for hours during a blackout. It started as a low burn – a blue ring around the wick nearly suffocated. I’d never seen anything like it. Then suddenly a flame stretched out of the blue and flickered wildly. I felt instant recognition – a reactionary creature, frantically reaching with a tendency to scorch those who might reach back.


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