Jordan Carrier

Sunset

Hints of 

Pink blue yellow orange purple 

Floating across the sky

Like pieces of cotton candy 

Escaping from the toddler’s greedy little mouth

 

Whiffs of

Barbeque, salty waves, sweat

Preserving through moving bodies

That gracefully sway to the sound

Of the tide

 

Echoes of

Laughter and chatter

That blend in with the mellow tunes

Streaming like a river

From an obsolete record player

 

Glimpses of

Tiny boats bobbing up and down

Alongside the radiant slice of sun

As it slowly but surely

Disappears beneath the horizon

 

Feelings of

Love lust satisfaction tranquility lethargy

Steadily settling on the relaxed shoulders 

Of the families, friends, soulmates

As they leave the white sand and dark waves behind