Deep blue sky
Sleeping city dressed in black.
A suggestion of a mountain in the east
darker blue against the paling sky.
A suggestion of clouds above
tinged with pink
as if he has smoked all night
thinking volcanic thoughts
as if he were responsible for the overcast above.
As if he flexed his dormant strength,
reminding humanity of his potential.
Faint magenta lines appear behind him, growing
as the sun approaches
returning to claim ownership of the fire
loaned briefly to the dreaming mountain.