Words By Ben von Jagow, Art By Hailey Renee
The sherbet sky slowly seeps
a melange of colour into the surf.
Dusk lulls the sea into stillness.
Currents guide the fishermen back to port.
Pelicans coast alongside breaking waves
as the sun sinks into the ocean,
like a gold coin into soft clay.
Which artist paints the sky for the world to see,
choosing a transient canvas, where colors trickle, disappear
into the dark depths of the ocean like a lost jewel.
Maybe beauty is fleeting,
like a firework.
Maybe if the sky held those colors
for a few more seconds,
we’d find time to dissect the rainbow,
turn our backs and run
in search of something less stable.