Sailor's Sunset

(Thanks to John C Mannone for his editorial suggestions! An old adage: Red sky in the morning is a sailor's warning. Red sky at night is a sailor's delight.)

Just Before Sunset  2008 David Coyote
Photo 2008 David Coyote

The man stood across the street,
his dog on a leash, both anchored
to the sidewalk, heads tilted up

to the black flock of crows
passing overhead, countless
wings beating homeward,
so many the sky darkened
until the flaming red sunset
clouds piled high, burned
the skies,

the crow’s haunting calls
a mere memory at dusk.


david coyote
edited 7-27-16

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