After the fire

After the fire only ash remains

Curled grey fingerprints that hint

Solid things of matter gone

Fragile soul made of burnt dust

Dissolving by touch or breeze

Heat long escaped beyond

Embers that glowed red lond dead

Shatter debris in blacks and browns

Long past reach of the inferno

In the cool air smoke scents lightly

Smell alone gives afterlife

The fuel spent

The glory snuffed out

After the fire, only ash remains

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15 thoughts on “After the fire

      1. Yes I bet. I saw pics from the Ft.McMurray footage in Alberta last year, it was terrifying the photos and videos people I was acquainted with or was friends with were experiencing while much of the city burned.

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      2. It happens so quickly and it spreads at amazing speeds. I had a co-worker lose his house to lightning over the weekend. I knew I was moving away from civilization but Nature plays rough in the mountains

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