Chasing Sunsets [repost]


It’s been a good month of sunsets
Outside the conference room window,
Splashing down behind the old Hyatt–
A riot of violet, indigo, crimson.
As the days lengthen
And storms malinger,
The sky waits for my drive home,
Candy striping on my commute–
Watermelon, apricot, grape.
I stop at the fairgrounds
To take a shot of butterscotch
Streaking out of sight.
Summer will soon push them later,
After I’m inside for the night.
I tire early now;
One day I’ll see my last.
I wonder which kind it will be–
The glorious burst of final savage color,
Or a slow unremarkable fade to black?


Image is mine.

Poetry form: free verse.

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19 responses to “Chasing Sunsets [repost]

  1. Pingback: The Wonder of Life | Blogged With Words

  2. Magical 😊

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  3. I just read that in winter, sunsets in Ventura are better than in the summer, but, regardless, you have been putting up some pretty pictures! I’m sure many more sunsets and sunrises are in your future.

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  4. You got a good one there!
    I like the food descriptors. Beautiful and sad too. 🌻

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  5. Beautiful photo Paula. Your poem is lovely too.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Hey Paula,

    Good morning to you πŸ™‚

    Wishing you a truly lovely Wednesday πŸ™‚

    Universal Greetings

    Liked by 1 person

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