Cherry lips lose color to sing prayer

For the death of day

Regrets whispered in the thinning air

Whipping furiously


Into winds carrying leftovers of life lived

In the summertime

Between now and before sits an expansive rift

Cutting my throat in two


Change of emotion into tears catalyzed

By the changing colors

Shifting shape and form before sore eyes

Tired of time


Tearing from me joys they had promised

A moment ago

Leaving my heart longing for the life of last August

Bottomless sunshine


—Longing to Live (and living to long)