twilight reading

the sun has set
and i could steal
a few more precious
minutes of light
by facing away
from the western sky
but sometimes
there is more wealth
in the turning of clouds
than of pages

change of plans

the sun was just
dipping below
the costco roof
and the western sky
was an unblemished
hazy half peach
split by sharp horizon

i was on my way in
intent on quickly
getting a hotdog
and more than a
backward glance
on my way out

but the glowing
low hanging
almost perfect
moon in the east
made me forget
about chasing
the afterglow