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Fading

Sunset clouds fading away
Sunset clouds fading away

Let me enjoy this late-summer day of my heart while the leaves are still green and I won’t look so close as to see that first tint of pale yellow slowly creep in.  I will cease endless running and then look to the sky and ask the sun to embrace me and then hope she won’t tell of tomorrows less long than today.  Let me spend just this time in the slow-cooling glow of warm afternoon light and I’d think I will still have the strength for just one more last fling of my heart.

~ John Bohrn, Late August

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