I Fell in Love Today… With the Sunset
I’m attracted to dark things
Like overcast skies that shades the sun as it sets
As I sit myself on a swing
I see the sun peeking at me
A swirl of orange and reddish hues painted across the sky
A blackbird makes its flight
Across the brilliant glow of ethereal canvas
Here on the swing in my yard
Surrounded by rocks and dirt
How I long to lay
On soft, dewy grass…
To feel its coolness against my skin
And with my eyes casted above
To watch a love story across the sky
Already, from the thorn trees
Leaves are budding
The promise of spring
And I rush these thoughts as pencil meets paper
My want for these words to be eternal:
Of the memory I held with the sunset.
Among the thorn trees, rock, dirt, and blackbird
Among the darkness
I found beauty.
A romance well-spent
Indeed with Sunset
In this moment of quiet solitude.
I can still see the sun glancing at me from the clouds.
Like a hesitant goodbye
Where both parties prolong the gaze
In hopes to keep the moment longer
If only time could stand still
And crystallize this moment of perfection
Of bittersweet beauty drowning in joy.
As I write this, the sun still lingers on me…
I hear birds chirp
As if they themselves proclaim
This ordinary romance
Of a human’s fascination with a star and dimming sky.
But this isn’t my romance.
How I wish it were…
So what is it then?
This relationship between the sun and sky?
Codependent? Fleeting? Toxic?
Or is it a match made in heaven?
Meant to be.
Never have I ever questioned the stars
Nor have I ever begged the sky
To tell me the answers
Of the meaning of life within this universe.
For I know all my questions cannot be answered
By stars or sky.
For even stars and skies in question
Would be curious as I.
I don’t question
I just accept.
When the day ends and night begins. Eternally.
A star falls in love with the sky.