I could see in the afterglow
of dusk, houselights 
perched safe on the hill - 
Our climb together that evening
to darkness 
settling like inevitable future
we’d try to distance
with footsteps still firm
from thoughts’ memory,
light fleeting like warmth from our bones,
the ocean 
crashing on stone below us

© Jonathan Bohrn (2008)

Spring Canyon Dusk
Photograph dlockeretz


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