Sunset

She sat quietly for a decade, facing a particular window.
The assistants and nurses never noticed she faced west.
I sat on the hill above the care center with my old shepherd.
Life only allots us so many sunsets. I want to see every one.
My dog’s life only allotted him so many chances to sit beside me.
The summer eve prairie clouds caught the glow above the horizon
When I buried him below diffuse orange-pink light. It was amazing .
Mom passed two days before the following Christmas
Under a blazing Arizona sky.
The whole sky blazing.

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