I read somewhere that the sun is brighter
Now than it was millions of years ago.
I'm not a scientist, I do not know
The data, calculations, or reasons
Used to back up that determination.
On my morning walk, after days of rain,
A cacaphony of many birds deigned
To mark the ordinary occasion
Of a sunrise. (Though I've seen them before,
So often that I don't think I can count
The number of times I've greeted the bount-
Iful day, dawn still draws me out the door.)
The colors of sunrise do not last long;
A lullaby from childhood that's now gone.