Curtain Call

Jewel tourmaline colors refract upon the sea,

contrasting charcoal-black lava rock;

daylight sinking into oceanic horizons,

melting liquid tangerine.

 

Scattered clouds overhead bending

into prismatic curves, layer upon thin layer

as if, like celestial bodies in the heavens,

they didn’t exist at all,

save what immediately attends the eye.

 

Persimmon shifts and parts into brilliant nuanced

peach and pink, salmon and saffron;

indigo and aquamarine aura glowing fringes,

as night begins to descend upon the land.

 

Few stars are visible, yet sunset keeps cranking

as long as there is light;

streaks of gray pastel mixed with faded primrose

alongside distant shades of rose petal pink,

fragile as life.

 

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