One August Night

One August Night

A Poem by L-inque
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Wildfire season

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One August Night.

Thunder god, rumbling

promises he cannot keep

tramples the mountain.                   


This fevered night,

one of many. 

Our beds, a dry oasis.


In vain  

we await the cooling rain,

and merciful sleep. 


The city awakens to

a wildfire scented morning. 

It burns in the hazy August

memory of all who breathe. 


Flurries of ash

fall on the refugees of a tinderbox homeland. 


© L. L. Kelly 2012


© 2012 L-inque


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L-inque
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Bio: Lorna Kelly uses the pen name L. L. Kelly, and makes her home in Denver Colorado where she is a member of The Poetry Society of Colorado. She lives with her daughter and her cat who often unkno.. more..

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