Extinguish Me

I don't want to be your lighter

to click and burn at will.

To turn the flame up higher,

hold it close just for the thrill.

.

Run your fingers through my warmth

and use my illuminating glow

to show you how to get on by,

to see what you need to know.

.

But that's too much for you to ask.

.

You're using too much.

I'm running out of fuel.

But you can't stop anymore.

.

I'm burning myself out

for you.

I'm getting just as greedy.

Drinking myself up to give you comfort,

to bask in your stolen warmth.

.

And when you're done you close the cap –

there's no use for my flickering fire.

A temporary substitute while you find

the one you really desire.