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Sundown

Tonight, I watched the sun bleed
down through the trees: burnt orange,

yellow, long amber horizon cracked
and splintered with silhouettes

of trees. Winter is passed, and those
silhouettes swell day by day, cropping

out in tiny bursts of leaf-shape shadows.
Inch by inch, the day melts dark.

This poem was originally published under the pen name Gabriel Gadfly.
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