Liquid orange silver sliding;
clichéd crimson sky and still
more lovely than a postcard.
Tinted lilac firelit granite
crinkles, smiling, at the sun
shadowed smoky grazes stretch.
Rumpled sheets of powdered ice cream
gently stained by molten gold
sculpted quartz by careless feet.
Rippling panes of tufted tundra:
sharp mosaics of thirsty loam.
Cold-still branches soak the sunlight
dappled brown from burlap-greys
silent in the crystal haze.
Blinkless, bloodwashed, bloated, blazing
daylight heaves into the sky
burning whitewashed morning brown.