Sailing a Pine Sea


Photo Manipulation by Zulkarnain Ismail

Sunset swims through the pines

turning bark into pink fins chasing light

deeper into shadows.


Waves of evening splash across my face

transforming my skin into ghost paths

for night dreams to wander.


Alone I wait for stars to break through needles

framing clouds above me, and wonder if my eyes

are a bold enough mirror to steal the moon’s reflection. 

©Susie Clevenger 2021