Last Sunset

by Gillena Cox, Michael Dylan Welch, John Thompson, Milan Rajkuma, Hassane Zemmouri, and Garry Gay


First published in Raining Rengay #1, April 2023. Originally written in October of 2022 in an online rengay-writing event with poets from around the world, which is why I list the locations for each poet.



her bucket filled

dad helps

with a sandcastle Gillena Cox — Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago


the Frisbee lands

in frothing surf   Michael Dylan Welch — Sammamish, Washington



waiting for the tide

to come back in John Thompson — Sonoma, California


seashells whisper

of long-gone days   Milan Rajkuma — Imphal, India


beach volleyball

towards the sky

soaring gulls Hassane Zemmouri — Algiers, Algeria


tangled driftwood

our last sunset together Garry Gay — Santa Rosa, California