The Offing

The offing of night’s twilight over sea

Oversaw and offered hope

Of a sweeter day tomorrow.


As today’s sun’s rays melted

Into the mystic, glassy waters

Carrying with them the day’s perplexities of sorrow.

Handcrafted poetry by John Hines, 01/10/2016

I have a “new year’s resolution” ( to slow down for 50 sunsets in 2016.  I’ve done it once thus far.   The feelings felt in a magnificent, shared sunset over the Gulf of Mexico in the last week of 2015 inspired this poem.