Peace Upon My Psyche

I once whispered to the sun

As it set for the day and

Was serenely swallowed

Whole

By the sea

Like an egg yolk in my belly

Drip, drip, drop

The first beams of radiance

Sucked into the luminous waters

Pirouetting before me

The sun is setting

The sun is setting!

Control your waves, stand still

For this

Transcendental moment

Brings cold in its place

Shivers

Crawling along my shoulders

—I can learn to warm myself—

And perhaps that’s what I’ll do

Reds and oranges aside

Ignited is a fire within my mind

Sun be set

Sun be set

Peace upon my psyche