For a moment it blazed across the sky,
deep rubies, amethyst and gold as
the sun sank below the sea leaving
me. I looked and saw through the
colours into a lit space where all
was possible beyond imagining,
For a moment time stopped.
Then the sun sank and darkness
collected around me – yet still I
carried the glow in my heart, despite
that blanketed breaking night.
A fragile glow, a moment of
grace in the face of grief
and loss as the world turns on
its own, destroying the sunrise
over battered broken tree stumps,
children begging for a safe place
and guns being fired on the innocent
while governments manipulate and destroy
but still within. An eternal flame.