The pigeon ate the candle.
The candles tipped over
and caused the tip jar to hit the floor.
It cracked into 117 crystal shards.
The cat was out for his evening walk
and one of these shards pierced his paw.
He howled in pain to the still moon
Which shimmered through the ripples
Of the starry sky. Satellites
sailing past, weather reports, nuclear fallouts
waltzing in the ballroom of the cosmos,
shining, gliding onwards
to a darker patch