Sunset with a Beer Buzz

I wish y’all were here with me

No, not just family and friends

But all the various shade-ed skins

And frowning and smiling faces

Of this world and past and future

          **********

That you could sit here on my

front porch swing and take in

This Lafayette, Indiana sunset

With me and not say a word 

         *********** 

The pastel pinks and oranges

And yellow-blues in the corners

That give way to dull grey on

The edges and hued purple-y

Blues on the upward corners

          ********** 

With a slight air of brisk-ness

As the due westward horizon

Through the trees is a fiery

Orange red glow of final sun  

        ********** 

And that I am not sitting here

          alone

But with you, and we think to

Each other, “let’s chase

The sun like crazed drunks

On chariots with no purpose”  

        ********** 

The train rattles and rumbles on

Heading south along the Wabash

A purposeful river seeking the Ohio

Before marrying the Mississippi   

         **********

I wish you were here with me

And we could talk to each other

Without saying a word but

Nonetheless understanding   

        *********

That we are sharing this world

Together and not individually

Of each other or anyone else

But together as one, peacefully 

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