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.
It is like pissing into a live volcano.
People from surrounding farms arrive to help, although what can they do?
Finally a wind shift puts the country back to sleep.
Acres of new black scabs on
the stubble-skinned earth.