Smiled at the Romantic Gesture

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The sunset caught on the petals
Kissed them with the colors of fire
They glowed against the ivory wall
Smiled at the romantic gesture
While sitting alone
Enjoyed a dinner in solitude
Spied upon the couple across from me
With their dinner of hand gestures and work tales
Huddled close with raised voices
Smiled at their romantic gesture
While sitting alone
The silverware clanked
Ice rustled in the glass
The sunset lingered in my eyes
Left me staring at the rose
And its petals
Slowly absorbing the horizon
Until the sunset pooled at my plate
Smiled at the romantic gesture
While sitting alone

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