Branching Out

I am starting a new blog–The Sunset Chronicles–next week.  The new blog will be dedicated to essays–both written and photographic, opinions and  memories.  This blog will be reserved for poems and short, short stories.  Here is a one poem.

Drought

One spark from a far-away fire,

unleashed from its bond by heated

reaction, escaped the smoldering log

and soared with heft and determination

into the updraft.  Caught by a breeze

it flew—a red hot comet with smoking

tail—landing in a golden clump

of withered grass—the perfect carcass

to combust and fuel a flame that crept

along the field gathering strength and speed

from all that once grew, until, to live,

it had to leap into the forest and consume

the trees.  One spark at the right moment.

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