Day’s End

To see the sun set
I need only take
one step out my back door
and peer across the alley
between two neighbors’ homes.
Tonight the colors are thick bands
of gold, salmon pink, red and blue—
Not subtle as watercolor,
but bold like fingerpainting.
The gold band glows liquid metal.
The neighbors’ two houses hold
the sunset in place
like two bookends.

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