It was the last time they’d touch–
back to back, the earth and sky,
each one waiting
for the other’s pacing,
a chance to draw and die.
Sunset invades their characters,
endings and beginnings in a single step.
Their fanciful parting may mean nothing–
another duet dissolved into duel.
Standoffs often lack climax;
is it leaving or staying that makes us fools?
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Artwork “Surreal Sunset” Antonio Insulla