I used up all my candles, collected all the leftover wax.
My big Orange, Cinnamon and Clove came to an end.
Rusty flames, heat in my cheeks, an envelope-seal kissed shut.
I bought you a ring with my words engraved in.
Liquid gold melted wax over your silver band in a jar,
I poured in your favourite colour to cover the question up.
Now, I wait.
You’ll burn the wick whilst I pace alongside the festive scent.
Autumnal colours make it smaller everyday.
Maybe you’ll find the answer at the bottom of the jar.
I wonder how long it will take.
I wonder how long the candle will last.
I wonder, what will be your answer to the question I asked?
Cat Caie is a poet and writer who is currently based in Liverpool. Studying Creative Writing and Popular Music, she cites inspirations such as Orla Gartland, Halsey and Philip Pullman.