When the Horizon Kissed the Sun
And he kissed her so sweetly to welcome her home at the end of the day,
and she set the sky ablaze with her vibrant streaks of passion.
And he reached up to cradle her gently in his mountains and oak trees,
and she illuminated the evening with her pastel delight.
And he whispered 'I missed you' through the leaf wind and birdsong,
and she sighed in content as the cirrus clouds fluttered on her eyelashes and heralded the twilight.
And he reminded her 'I love you' as he rolled west with his hills and plains to gaze at her always,
and she knew this was truth as she caressed his face with a solar flare.
And he thought aloud 'I wish you could stay' as the shadows stretched to keep them apart,
and she smiled somber and solemn as the air cooled in her wake.
And he asked her 'until tomorrow?' with hope pulsing in his rivers and tides,
and she nodded in promise as nightfall encroached, persistent and hounding.
And he bade her farewell as his children went dormant to await her return,
and she rel