After the Fire

I remember watching ash falling from the sky like summer snow with amazement then horror as the blaze skipped over a vast valley one year. The sleepless nights on standby to flee from home ever vigilant of that red eclipse engulfing the mountainside. Water damaged roof frantically dousing the family home. That question, when there’s only yourself held together with trembling arms now reaching for that one precious thing you can carry away. What will you save? Then, everything disintegrated, yet never a clean slate.


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So scary

Aug 5, 2023 at 3:34am

Fire is one of my biggest fears. The complete destruction it’s capable of is terrifying. Watching it approach your home must be awful. I can imagine how stressful it must be to have to decide what to take with you when you have to evacuate. So many people have been faced with this difficult situation and from the looks of it it’s going to be an annual event from here on.

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No clue

Aug 5, 2023 at 4:34pm

Why anyone would put a thumbs down to this post. Thoughtful and poetic around a scary situation.

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@no clue

Aug 8, 2023 at 9:16am

Because it’s not really about a fire.

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