The Dawn Shadow

Down there,
on the western coastline
of the northern continent,
on a narrow shelf between
the hulking mountains and
the green waves of that vast,
heaving curve of ocean, you
never see the sunrise, you
never see the dawn.

All day long, you struggle to
define a certain aftertaste,
while you hurry to mow the
lawn, before it starts to rain
again, before the sky denies
the earth all but the palest
green luminosity.

But doesn’t it always seem
to be totally worth it for that
single belated moment of
clarity, a glow that is like the
glorious heart of a ruby and
happens just before the light
is utterly gone, just before the
purple hissing steam of the
drowned sunset rises up
yawning above the triumphant
ocean and the huge black
serpents slither back up onto
the newly darkened land?

They are also an evolving
life-form, you know.

The Dawn Shadow

Nancy Ames

Calgary, Canada

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Artist's Description

A descriptive attempt to ‘define a certain aftertaste’ of the west coast.

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