An illustration of a sun setting near water and mountains

a sunset

it’s cliché to attempt to wrap words around a sunset
so these are mine

a humble shrine of letters for the 40 minutes of wonder
at the end of a cloudy day

clouds that were once grey and silent
begin to sing opera

crescendo into a hallelujah chorus
sparrows tuning in
trees waving their limbs charismatically
wind whispers the melody

and I, so small in comparison,
am given the once in a lifetime show
every day if I want it

i must simply find the position
be on time
always waiting for the moment
the sun dances away to you
on the other side of the ocean
and rises, a mysterious relay of light

Image via Monica Choi

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