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Some #micropoetry for the #SummerSolstice (1 of 4)

Empire Sunset

At the end of time
sunset will seem
to last forever -
Some #micropoetry for the #SummerSolstice (2 of 4)

a thin red strip
on the horizon,
thinning, flickering

in its futile attempt
to stay, to widen
to reverse time itself –
Some #micropoetry for the #SummerSolstice (3 of 4)

but we all know
that time only reverses
itself in poetry –

and in Superman movies
when Lois Lane dies
and the Man of Steel

reverses Earth’s rotation
to forestall, reverse
her death’s circumstance.
Some #micropoetry for the #SummerSolstice (4 of 4)

In the end one might
even be persuaded

that that sunset
is itself a beginning –
a dawn, not a dusk –

but that would be
a deception.

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