Sep 10
poem challenge: Sunset

Once More

Golden twilight washes the sky
Last flares of honey fire
Spear the wispy trails
A moment suspended
And then…
A host of ballerinas
In rose and marigold tutus
Twirl and grow
Commanding the stage
Sweeping away the husky blue
But only for a time
Delicate indigo foxes
Creep in
Nipping at heels
The dancers fleeing
Into shades of garnet and amber
Violet vixen
Prancing and pouncing,
They pause
Scenting darkness
An ebony dragon
With raven wings
And an oil tongue
To lick
At tails and toes
Stretching wide
A pitch-black mouth
To swallow whole
The world, the stage
Once more