Permanent Sunset (For Rosemary)

Posted: February 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

sunsetYou are my permanent sunset.
The day’s most precious moment
frozen in time,
forever capturing your effulgence
as it basks in blazing brilliance,
bathing me in its gilded glow.
Such luminosity is a rare beauty,
an allure that robs shadows of their menace,
softening them into charcoal counterpoints
to the amber tinge that suffuses my soul.
A unique radiance such as this
cannot just be seen;
it must be held,touched… experienced.

And so I run to you
as you remain suspended upon the horizon,
turning the vastness of the world
into a mere black line, its only importance
the framework upon which its sits
within your muted beams.
Yearning to meet you, to meld with you,
I reach out, rewarded with the moment
you shroud me in warm tones of purple, orange, and pink…
your most dazzling display.
It is only then I ask you,
beg you even,
to resist the call to dip below that edge,
leaving me with nothing
but the bitter reminder of your brilliant glow
reflected off the moon in all its falseness.

As always, I am spared the kiss of that cold, dark night,
where stars shine their false promises
of the heat and comfort
they never intend to give.
Instead, that night never comes,
and I am thankful to remain shrouded
in that beaming splendor that is you…
my permanent sunset.

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Comments
  1. Thank you so much for the beautiful words. I love it and I love you ❤

  2. Reblogged this on The Big Girl's Guide and commented:
    A beautiful gift from my loving husband on Valentine’s Day, one of many but definitely the most special…

    Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day everyone, we’re off to a candlelight dinner.

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