burning red fire ball

with the sun blazing
a burning red fire ball
into the trees & water

I drank a beer on a
dock & felt my eyeballs
frying in their sockets

jesus, what a sight,
said my new friend, his eyes
closed tight but for a slit

motors whirled, some
kid somewhere screamed

the sun kept burning,
& we drank on

- Sheldon Birnie