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.
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.