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IN THE FIRED FURNACE OF CALI

     IN THE FIRED FURNACE OF CALI
     (APROPOS THE ANNUAL RUNNING OF FIRE AND MUD)

Roaring radiant raging waves of heat,
the charging beast, glowing red hot with anger,
devours all within its path; left over sable statutes
send streams of spiraling smoke sketching
grayish designs upon the hazy blue canvas above.   

Weary eyes reflect the yellow-orange-red glow
that only the rage of a Dante-like hell could bring.
The wretched earth once again lay hopelessly
on the remnant of her charred bed: awaiting
her steaming tears to wash away the ashes.

In the meanwhile mourners collect scorched
memories: telltale recollections of sacrifices
nature left upon her Vulcan altar.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 1/15/2015 7:52:00 PM
Millard, your write burst forth with dynamic energy and emotive punch!!
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millard lowe
Date: 1/17/2015 3:14:00 PM
Thank you very much for your continuing inspiration. Peace and Love.
Date: 1/15/2015 5:13:00 AM
Quite a powerful and excellent poem.
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millard lowe
Date: 1/17/2015 3:15:00 PM
Thank you much. Peace and Love.