The sun rises high
into the deep, blue sky,
the yellow orb hovering
pouring out its light.
Summer has arrived,
the trees are lush and full,
birds fly from the branches,
in the tall grass, rabbits gather,
mouths busily munching on green shoots.
It’s that time when we shed
clothing as a snake sheds skin,
exposing ourselves to rays of light.
The days grow long,
an older couple sit out on the porch
watching as the sun slowly travels
a reflection of their long life together.
The journey they started so long ago
having reached its zenith,
now begins to settle into the twilight,
as they hold hands.
Loves journey, rising like the summer sun,
giving light and life
to a dark and cold world.