Canyon Fire

Wildfire in Ferry canyon!
Greasewood burns like a match factory.
The fire walks up towards the canyon rim.
We drive the farm’s puny hose truck down to meet it.
Ridiculous!
It is like pissing into a live volcano.
People from surrounding farms arrive to help.
Finally a wind shift puts the country back to sleep.
Acres of new black scabs on
the stubble-skinned earth.

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