When You Capture The Sunset

I dreamt of painted skies and oranges suns

Of  a hundred sunsets yet to come

The sky above me rumbled, streaked a soft lavender hue

Strung over thick gray clouds that stood like guards, blotting out the sun

I reached out to capture the sunset, before the darkness overtook me

And in my hand I held the promise a new tomorrow

Yearning to be set free