i sit watching the clouds
implode into the horizon
engulfing then releasing a
ruby red sun whose time is
soon over but will return by dawn
to give the golden ambrosia
of her rays in which we bask
but she is gone and now there is absence
of refraction and the electric buzz
now it is only me
and the moon
and me and my ruby sun
red under the sea

Inspired by and directly imitating Nikki Giovanni’s “winter poem”


CC BY-SA 4.0 dune sunset by Cameron is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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