Fires Are Burning In the Northwest

Dispirited by haze

with endless dawn, with

smoke and distances

layered gray upon gray.

Heedless, the yellow birds

peck and chatter on

the nodding heads of

August sunflowers, soon

to fly and too thrilled with

summer and her bounty

to bother about land laid

bare by wind and fire

and the looming arms

of ash-filled skies.


DEB BARR August 2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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