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Shadows lengthen
as the golden orb of day
slips out of sight.
Clouds aflame
on the darkening canvas of sky
in shades of coral and fuchsia,
cobalt and indigo.

High overhead
a gull in solo flight
reflects the departing light
off luminous wings.
Oh, to soar
by pull of earth,
to rise on Spirit’s breath
and catch the glorious light
of Your grace!