After the Sunset

After the Sunset

Nivrithi Kuttuva '21

As the sun melts into the horizon

Trickling its light through the sky,

We recognize the familiar warmth that

It has provided us with our whole lives.

The sky’s harmony of hues makes us ponder.

Everything that we have known

Is going to change someday.

New experiences will materialize

And the fabric of our thoughts will shift.

After the sunset

We are not guaranteed an answer

As to how our lives will play out.

Nothing is known,

And our futures remain unwritten in the sky.

Until then, we can lie outside

You and me

And watch as the sun evaporates

Into the night,

Taking the answers we seek

And the medley of colors

along with it.