The sky beyond is painted

Hues, mixed of orange and red;

To sit and marvel, speechless

Nothing need be said.


Dusk settles rather quickly,

Twilight soon to follow;

Illumination fades to gray,

Shadows feel so hollow.


Dragging feet with hesitation,

To a chamber, cool;

Resting before seasoned keys,

Digits use a worn out tool.


Tick tick, tap tap,

Zzzzzip and then a ring!

Words flow in candlelight,

Heartfelt verses sing.


Late is the hour,

Flicker waning weak;

Author spent from stories wild,

Bluffing life, timid and meek.