As I wrote a few days ago matches can convey emotions especially one lights them so that the composite effect of light and match evokes a mental image. In this case I have picked a match that has bent somewhat and set up the light like a street lamp. This because of its use in cinema and certain genre in writing allows us to see something in the match that by itself could not exist. For me it is some one pushed down by life, somewhat sad or depressed. For other it may mean something else.