after thinking it over for a day,

I’ve decided to post a poem I wrote about the fires in Colorado, north and south now. Here’s my poem:

all day all night

two weeks of trees burning,

animals losing their dens, nests

newly homeless families

lonely people too

look up at the smoke

push a lead sadness back in

yes, weary from

raw eyeballs and

itchy thin breath.

Shallow lunged,

saying prayers for fire fighters

I am scared and thankful for you

I am trying out rain dances, making them up but urgently.

Officially, lightning caused this fire

really humans did

we cooked our mother

until there was not enough water left in June

to stop the summer lighting from spreading

over Colorado

New Mexico,

Alaska,

Texas.

All names for charred parts of Earth.

Longing a little

for a bigger fire than this. These.

To burn away our brutal mistakes,

millions of greedy desires.

Let someone else start over

someone wiser, less demanding.

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About emvlovely

Oh, I live in an RV. I write poems, essays and prose. Thanks for reading my blog, good health to you!
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2 Responses to after thinking it over for a day,

  1. Joanie says:

    This wild fire is such a tragedy. You’ve conveyed your feelings quite poignantly.

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