Last Sunrise by Erina Booker

Last Sunrise

“The light burst through the window”, a refrain,
And so it did, your final shattered sunrise,
Aureate nuggets scattered on the pane,
The light all broken, in a droplet guise.

Significance beat down from this bright disc –
A pyrotechnic added to the scene,
Perhaps to guide your exit without risk,
Or shower us with reassuring beams.

No wonder Akhenaten worshipped Ra,
At times like this I understand the force,
Life’s power held within this dazzling star,
A blessing, at the end of your life’s course.

Anubis will find your heart is Light,
You were a Force of Life in your own, sweetest, right.
©Erina Booker

About Erina Booker

Erina Booker is a writer, teacher, and counsellor, and her life has been largely about words and the many uses of language. She has written poetry for most of her life, studying at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and completing a major in Literature within her Bachelor of Arts degree from Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Currently, she has five collections of poems in print. Her sixth, ‘Coalescence’, is her first collaborative venture into the fusion of art and poetry. Her background covers a further range of studies & interests, including Post Graduate Counselling, Applied Science in Medical Imaging, & also Musical Performance with the instruments of piano, flute, and ‘cello. Added to which, she owned and ran a sheep farm in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales for ten years, breeding black sheep, and enjoying the deep connection she feels with the natural world. Her varied experiences inform her writing as she draws on an intricate tapestry of events. Erina Booker lives in Sydney, Australia.

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