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The Place 

Streaks of red, orange and pink 

Sat as if painted in the sky. 

Clouds floated across 

Mimicking the vivid lid. 

The ocean sat below, 

A deep, rich dark blue. 

Flakes of black hardened the sea. 

A streak of white, 

The life line of the sun 

Linked the star to the shore. 

The perfect picture just disturbed, 

A boat swimming through, 

Ripples broke the blue in its wake. 

There goes the sun. 

It sinks under the sea. 

The sky dimmed. 

The colors remained, 

Though not as vivid as before. 

That streak of white, 

The life line of the sun 

Snapped from the shore. 

It followed the sun below. 

Down below into the now black sea.

~  Alexa Turner