Opposite of Sunset

The opposite of sunset is not sunrise.
We walk across the sand
through a forest of dead trees.

It is the old Black man, fishing,
wise and true,
sitting by the lagoon behind us.
Wearing a bleach white shirt and cotton overalls,
he carried his jug of water and cane pole
to catch a fish that would end an era.

The opposite of sunset is a new age.

Here we are facing east on the shore.
We look hard. We look hard where
all the beauty in the world
crashes on the shore before us.