Sun Set

Sun Set

by Debbie Hilbish.

 

It is a ritual I perform, trying to steal glances
With… almost timid anticipation.
Though even I am not naive enough
to believe
the interlude is for me alone,
for one moment,
I pretend;
hues of barely there random pinks
beginning
to whisper softly against the blues,
azure to powder,
is for my eyes only.
No room for jealousy
at the infinite lovers before
and even now,
whose breath quickens
as does mine,
experiencing
oranges with subtle entry
exploding
into a panorama of purple-red
bursting fire
to spark the soul
and ignite a passion
so intense it’s taking breath away.
The high low sharp intake
of mountain range
mimics the quickening of the heart
in silhouette.
Reaching
a climax and still
proclaiming subtle reluctance to end too quickly
the sun sets gently
ushering in the night sky
and I sigh

 

DEBBIE HILBISH has been writing poetry since she was a young teen. Her first book of poetry was published in 2007, followed by a published chapbook in 2010. Debbie has held poetry readings throughout the southwest and had seminars, sponsored by Arizona and New Mexico libraries, on poetry appreciation for young adults. She also hosted an eight week author’s fair at The Reader’s Oasis bookstore in Quartzsite, Arizona from 2008 through 2012. She is presently directing her energy towards working on her first novel.

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