Tag: Wildfire

Three fires within 5 miles, two fires cutting
off escape, the wind of fear finally abated, 

I walk with a friend
through the char of aftermath.
How quickly spurious shifts
can untwist old growth.

We note a distant glint of green 
even as sun glowers overhead.

Walking through 500 acres of burnt trunks
and limbs without leaves, not daring to touch
the rough of what is left, we are the delicate ones,
the chastened.

(c) Gudrun Mouw
August 25, 2015

A Poem