Sunset – Theme Friday

People think that L.A. is
all smog and movie stars
chatter and multiple piercings
freeways and condos
tinsel and glitter

But they don’t know about
night blooming jasmine
orange, lemon and grapefruit trees
endless green hills
canyons in camouflage
cool ocean breezes

They don’t know that
we wait for the sunsets
The certain bruising and inflaming of
the evening sky
and its wheel of never-ending colors

Until night’s curtain
pushes aside the day for
crickets
frogs, possums
and coyotes
the background music
that emerges us in restful
contemplation

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christine’s sun sets  here

clancy is watching the sun here