I watched the sun set once, alone
it dropped in silent beauty
reaching out to hold the world below
embracing the horizon and my soul.
I watched the sun set once, in awe
it glowed a flaming orange and red
hiding behind a shadowed stand of trees
setting them ablaze with passionate light.
I watched the sun set, so peaceful
it slipped slowly out of sight
leaving the world to dance with darkness
kissing its beloved sky and me goodnight.
I watched the sun set once, and found
it wore a face somehow familiar to me
becoming you, the sunshine of my world
which sets suddenly only to rise and love again.