Dear Dusk by Yash Seyedbagheri

Dear dusk,
why are you so fleeting? lady lavender
pink swirls across consciousness and I try to hold on
hold onto the image, the vastness of shadows across the roads,
deep and darting, like youthful dancers
but you disappear too soon, like
so many loved visions, replaced by cold star stabs.
why must you fade? why must my smile become
frowns. frowns are too ubiquitous.
don’t let the purple turn navy blue turn to black
and stars eat you. Why can’t you stay
deep purple reverie, a purple sweat,
a deep lavender and gold filled smile,
bathe the hills, the roads, wash away
obligations and angry men with mustaches
why must you surrender so fast?
fight, pretty lavender and gold, fight the night
fight for me, darling dusk.
Photo by Roberto Nickson on

About the Poet:

Yash Seyedbagheri is a graduate of Colorado State University’s MFA program in fiction. His work is forthcoming or has been published in journals such as 50 Word Stories, Silent Auctions, City. River. Tree. and Ariel Chart

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