For the FAAAAABULOUS and Divine Ms J, who didn't get to see nearly enough sunsets but sure made the most of the ones she did.
Safe journey, my friend!
The sun's slow burn singes the edge of the darkness
And the radiant blaze salutes as you pass behind the sunset
Where your journey begins. But it's ended for me
As the fire burns out and the sky turns to lead.
A sky full of colours but I'm always in dark as
a day, another then another day passes with affront of brilliant end,
and mistaken symmetry. Why didn't earth's axis tilt
When you reached the other side behind the sunset?
Red light sears through cloud; red heat burns the gloom
and my cold heart's thawed by bright fire. And burning
behind the sunset the fire's welcome glow lights the dark
where you watch in its warmth. And you wait.