E M I L Y  I S A A C S O N,  M E D I C I N E  W O M A N

ONE MILLION BURNING

Light a candle for

the Wild Lily Institute and

be part of the new

grassroots movement

towards candles and full spectrum bulbs over fluorescent lighting in one million burning.

Light a candle . . . When we are one we are one million burning.

One Million Burning Poem

In unity we are inseparable,

indissoluble, indivisible: the cream baby’s breath,

whispering a prayer for the devout.

The meter of tones and semitones,

iron and clay,

strong and regimented paired with healing.

A wreath of balsam, berries sequential,

and nature bows its burnished head

with bureaucratic respect

to institute some deeper sacrifice

than dark and the beauty of oil—then death.

In unity we are inseparable,

indissoluble, indivisible: the cream baby’s breath,

whispering a prayer for the devout.

The meter of tones and semitones,

iron and clay,

strong and regimented paired with healing.

A wreath of balsam, berries sequential,

and nature bows its burnished head

with bureaucratic respect

to institute some deeper sacrifice

than dark and the beauty of oil—then death.

Emily Isaacson