Once again
I didn’t like the candles


When I was a child
I always loved Hanukkah


When I was a child
It was mostly for presents


It was the only holiday
When I actually knew the prayers


I do have fond memories
Of lighting the candles
With my dad


Now I’m mostly worried
About burning the house down
I’m not really good with candles
Best not to tempt fate

© 2013 Michael Ethan Landau all rights reserved