silhouettes of rugged range
devoid of depth wild with change
blackened ridge in sharp relief
grand clear dusk, contrast so brief 

drama framing home’s commute
westward lies my normal route
shadows grow beyond immense
mountains meld with sky pretense 

stark reveal their crest by black
(filled with stars is all they lack)
purple line essential wedge
this rocky guard, timeless hedge 

flattened without snow or ice
painted wall with edge precise
no escape is now revealed
sunset wields its mighty shield 

another day another night
glories shout with dazzling height
pinpoint lights they whisper now
until dawn’s another wow