Dirty orange sky

28 Oct

Dirty orange sky
Collecting anger from furious fires
Burning and crackling
Emboldened by devious forceful winds
Licking anything
Within ever expanding horizons
Sending signals of
Smoke and haze, the bitterness of burnt air
Stings throat and palate
Filters every view with growing fear
Unready for more
Failed resistance yielding to intense heat
Hiding from its march
Heads turn upwards with eyes fixed searching for
Hope in forlorn skies
Darkened by dull amber hues filling a
Bright October day
Waiting anxiously for night to command
An end to the purge

 

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One Response to “Dirty orange sky”

  1. Mike 8 May 2014 at 8:10 pm #

    This is an excellent metaphorical poem. Your allusions are inspired (anger; Licking; Filters…) and the language most judicious. Greatly enjoyed, thank you.

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