sunset owes its glory

Remembrance of sunset
is owed to moments shared.

I sit on the sand wet still
from the latest storm.
The waves now are not
as huge as late night news
would have them seem
in pictures only days ago.

Emerging from clouds
near the horizon
for a short display
of brilliance cheated
by approaching storm.

A narrow band of clouds
Save the sun from drowning
and the water from boiling
as when other sunsets
are caught in the crests
of every wave between
land and sun.

The beauty of sunset owes
depth of color to morning.
Morning upon morning--
Daily devotion displayed.

Sunset may yield light
unto the night.

But sunset owes it's glory
to morning.

Mike Akana 

sunset owes its glory