7 Kinds of Sunsets

O N E

 

The flames of a fire cartwheel

half twist backflip back handspring

handstand forward roll

front tuck just

to hug you

 

This kind of sunset falls a lot

but it's worth it

 

T W O

 

The landscape is the best song on repeat

The loop that moves you

An orange chorus

unpeeled

Tart and sweet and woke

 

Every note is a sharp note

Every kiss is our first kiss

You are the zest that blesses the west

 

So fresh

even the night tastes like morning

 

Every morning

Every morning

 

T H R E E

 

Wash over me like a paintbrush

Fold into me like dough

Tuck me like a quilt

 

Sunset soft and slow

 

Drift asleep wake up roll over

arm in your arms

inhale the sea on your skin

 

Your body is a beach

I'll comb my whole life if you'll let me

 

F O U R

 

When the sky is half dark

instead of half light

 

And stars are puzzles you don't feel

like doing tonight

 

Suddenly we are running out of time

to love each other

 

Maybe tomorrow

 

becomes tomorrow

becomes tomorrow

 

F I V E

 

Goodbyes are not the same as horizons

even though they break everything apart.

 

Go home, sky, you're drunk.

 

No one wants to hear about

how all the best parts of you are fading

 

Lookin at me like

heaven flat

sloppy panoramic

 

spilling all over your face.

 

Our gazes fixed on scars

tryna wish on them

 

S I X

 

When you can't see well

and you accidentally want someone there

just so you don't run into things.

 

Or the air is so cold you

blame it on your own feelings

 

Your hands out like

maybe it was you who lost the daylight

 

At night

you dig through the mud

caked in memory

looking

 

S E V E N

 

Seated on the ground

My breath is the language of birds

The birds speak wind

The wind sings lighthouse

 

Nothing crashes into me here

 

My heart is a beacon

part warning

part guide