The shade takes more than hands,
its kiss—milky, fleeting
takes me to you and I am all around you,
liquid heart-spill across the peeling
paint, swirls through our darkness
and I am wondering—
is this right?
Too fleeting is the pool,
this monument of love, swirling—
it is engrained deepest in foundations,
breaks brittle at the bleating
passage of the owls,
when the sun doffs and says goodnight;
Then you and I,
and no shadows,
We are Sunset Lovers,
we sing no sweeter
than the end.
* This piece was inspired by the above photograph – this week’s photo prompt over at One Stop Poetry for another wonderful One Shoot Sunday. The photographer is the talented Katherine Forbes, a portraiture photographer with some lovely shots, especially with children. Some great insights into the art, as well, so if you’re interested in the woman, or in taking up the photo challenge, check out my interview with her today.