Just Sunset Squiggles

I’ve always wished to fly;

ever since my sunset squiggles

of a grade schooler’s scrawls –

those birds that seemed to rise

up and away to some world

where light never lacked.

Whatever that meant.

Perhaps, now, where love’s never lost.

Whatever that means –

if ever such a thing could ever last,

or be ever lost.

Sunset Rays by Jennifer Gorman

Sunset Rays by Jennifer Gorman


But these clouds only curtain.

They simply mask what light still shines while it sets.

Always setting.

Always rising.


Ever rising.

Ever setting.

But its light still shines

somewhere in those old grade school scribbles.


But I miss those Florida-bound birds;

I miss their glistening wings on warmer winds.

I miss their sunset world

I could never imagine.


I can only imagine.


And though, now I know why,

I still wish to fly.


4 thoughts on “Just Sunset Squiggles

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    • Thanks! I was writing this recently while remembering sunsets as a child. It’s quite profound imagery, isn’t it? Glad you enjoyed!

      • PS, you should try reading my short story, Golden Delicious. I think you’d like it if you like this poem!

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