Sunset Spectacle

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – July Covid-19 P.A.D. – Day 11
“Things are Different At the Lake”
“Write a poetic scene of something you’ve seen at the beach. Could be the waves upon the shore. Or the raucous birds pestering. A lifeguard’s intensity. Young lovers hand -in-hand along the water’s edge. If you can envision it, you can write it. Be expressive and passionate. That’s what we poets do!”

Dappled in shadow
of sunsetting
sky, rocks piled
high against
ocean. They are
chairs for couples,
and families–cameras,
and binoculars at
the ready. Fireball
sun stretches to form
a headband in the sky.
Sinking, sinking ’til
it casts ripples of
red across the water.
Lower, lower ’til
purple curtains draw
the night closed.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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