One Last Sunset Kiss

Written by: Gwendolen Rix

We’ve been sunset chasers ever since we were wed

Sprinting in our car to capture that perfect moment
 
As the earth and sky kissed each other goodnight


My eyelids close as I meditate on swirls of albacore prisms

Engulfing the last remnants of the sun’s waning light

You were my prince and I  your beloved bride


Here we are-- a stranger, me, and you in a majestic hot air balloon ride

Soon there will only be two …as I honor your last wishes 

Scattering your ashes against marmalade and burgundy hues


Let me savor this moment,... our last sunset together 

Before our time on this earth as husband and wife is through



Written for Francine Robert’s Contest-Top 5 Sunsets

7-16-12