Hades Blaze

…a response to the 2012 Upper Peninsula, Michigan wildfires… 

sand, untouched by rain,

encases naked toes burnt by grainy kisses

cheeks flush flame red, a

days play sun-scorched –

innocent laughter races through smoky skies

sunsets smolder, a horizon engulfed

swallowed by unwelcome heat

jack pines shatter –

their needles as dry as the harsh air suffocating my lungs

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