Is a sunset the light escaping?

The sun dipped

below the horizon’s edge

at 8:51 pm

without a trace;

no red left to quietly fade

against the grey night sky.

.

I was waiting for the sunset,

bravely wrapped against mosquitoes

protected against the cold.

.

Without the warning

of a painted sky,

I missed the fading of the sun

into the night,

later realizing

that having no expectations

didn’t lessen the black hole

remaining once you were gone.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sustainabilitea
    May 15, 2020 @ 03:24:37

    I’ve felt that black hole.

    janet

    Reply

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