Las Conchas Fire by Ursula Moeller

Although we are on the road, the horrific wildfires of home are never far from my mind. Writer/photographer Ursula Moeller just sense these images of Las Conchas fire, taken from Frenchy’s field. My thanks to her for a sensitive response. It makes me grateful to art and poetry in a difficult time.

Hades in heavens
30,000 foot smoke column
turns the sun blood-red

prairie dog whistles
sound warning to wildlife
danger: dig; flee; fly

horror and beauty
paint-box sun spills bruised colors
acrid smoke assaults