A Painted Sky
The sky broke loose like a firework,
emitting streaks of white clouds mixed in with fiery
reds, oranges, and yellows.
Heavenly blue contrasts these colors,
enhancing the beauty of the explosion in the sky.
A chilly December day, you feel the breeze that comes with
the sound on your cheeks.
There is no way
to distinguish between the sky and its reflection in the water.
The careful details are hardly rippled by the still sound.
Feeling the rocky sand underneath your boots, the shoreline in the distance is
a harsh black, emphasizing the uniqueness of
nature’s painting both above and below it.
The intricate image in front of
you surrounds you with company.
Though you are alone, you are in the company
of those in a similar position to yours.
Staring out at an artist’s palette
in hopes of washing your blank canvas with