(is this                   what it feels like?)


                 i have to ask

                 because i have not seen

                 the sun set

                 in the entire time

                 that i have been

                 eighteen years old


because when i met you

the earth was cracked and dry

beneath my blistered feet


because it's coming into summer

and the days drag onward

but i'm sleeping more than ever


        because the sun is yellow

        not white, like you said

        but all of it is nullified anyways


and i know you know

somewhere down sydney road

i'll find what i was looking for;


        humid concrete bushland

        old dirt roads in the big city

        a flat horizon for the sun to land on


                    but is this it?

                    i have to ask