APOCALYPTIC SKY

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 APOCALYPTIC SKY

Yesterday

Had proven science fact

Much stranger than fiction:

 

Vivid orange night

Replaced

Bright turquoise morning.

Sunlight was postponed.

Normalcy took a holiday.

 

My neighbour's

Barnyard animals,

Five chickens, two goats,

Didn't know what was going on

With their immediate surroundings.

 

Neither did that lone bird in flight.

And neither did I.

Confusion's in the air

With the strong

Scent of smoke.

 

I'd noticed this

Atmospheric shift

On my walk from my little house

To the grey recycling bin out front

To the black tin mailbox and back.

The white KN95 masque 

On my face concealed

A frown of puzzlement.

 

West Coast ecology

Had burst into flame 

Between Washington, Oregon and here.

Cali is no stranger 

To the burning season.

 

One only had to look above 

Into the hellish glow,

The apocalyptic sky, to know

As wildfires are real,

So is climate change.

 

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W: 9.10.2020

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