The Sunset


Inhale, exhale.
A deep sigh
into your shoulder I breathe.
Steadily,
my lungs fill with warmth.
In your embrace,
my eyes become drowsy, yet I am awoken
to the back roads of the home I knew,
winding through fields of tall yellow.
So familiar.
Breathing in the sweet salty air of the beach
and the holy scent of incense burning.
The waves of relief crash over me
and rock me ever so smoothly.
My body, once stiff and rigid, becomes soft
and glows once again,
thawing from the inside out.
I feel the warm summer wind tussle my auburn hair
and into the breeze I throw all self-discipline,
as my cheeks, dotted with freckles, melt into a smile
and the memory is so sweet,
so euphoric,
I can almost smell the sunset.

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