An orange-coloured world
preparing to slip away under the cover of darkness.
Sunset is the clinking of glasses
being used for sundowners.
An exhausted parent
returning from a tiring day at the office;
The sound of cutlery
banging against plates at a dinner table.
It is a tired child
creeping up to her bedroom.
The silence prevailing after teenagers
turn off their blaring pop-music.
Sunset is an old man
returning from his late afternoon stroll.
Most of all,
Sunset is complete and utter peace and contentment.
By: Sharon Heaney (written when I was in grade 9)
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