Sunrise, Sunset

I was born
so many years ago
I will die
who knows when
everyone on the planet
in the past
in the foreseeable future
is born to a sunrise
full of promises
promises exceeded or unmet
and then one day
expected or not
experiences a sunset
beautiful green flash
or slowly darkening clouds
everyone on this spinning planet
after a day or a century
into a darkness of night
peaceful and restful
into a darkness we don't know
such a human experience
not knowing where we come from
nor where we go
pink clouds in the sunrise
beautiful deepening orange sunset