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, 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.

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