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Moggy's Mutterings - 13. Waldo Canyon Fire

written on the 5 year anniversary

Bathing the sky in blackness.
the mountain peaks in stark relief
while orange and red painted the sky
32,000 hurrying to get out of the way,
releasing the livestock, hoping for the best.
Almost 29 square miles gone in the onslaught of days.
346 homes gone, land mark burned to the ground.
2 people dead.
Outlaying places opening homes and business for the displaced.
So many running for safety, while a courageous few ran toward the heat.
Battling day and night.
Fighting fatigue with a lullaby of the crackle and roar of the fire.
Some superheroes wear fireman helmets.

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You remind me with this one why poems are so much more important than prose. You impact peoples' hearts with the conciseness of the details here, and do it in a way that is effective precisely because it's compact and rich. Well done. 

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4 hours ago, AC Benus said:

You remind me with this one why poems are so much more important than prose. You impact peoples' hearts with the conciseness of the details here, and do it in a way that is effective precisely because it's compact and rich. Well done. 

thank you. i've been in earthquakes, hail storms, hurricanes and about 5 tornadoes. firestorms   scare me.. i need no picture to see the cattle, llamas coming down the mountain road, patches of burnt fur. this monster was about 8 miles from my apt

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