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California Burning

The inhumanity of indifference
The failure of empathy
A masochistic natural world
Absent a predators sympathy

But the solace of a new born child
The dawn of smoky ashen sprigs
Into the void comes hope and life
Evolution wins when a farmer digs

Did the world have a choice
Did someone really make wine
What happened to the water
God has enough for every sign

Is it something we should endure
Is it only a calamity to those who burn?
How busy am I during this tempest?
Busy enough until it's my turn

Comments

Mark Lecuona (author) from Austin, Texas on September 24, 2020:

Thank you Kalpana. You are very kind to say that. The fires are very distressing. They are causing extreme hardship and pain.

Kalpana Iyer from India on September 23, 2020:

Beautifully expressed and thought provoking.

Deeply troubled by the California fires. I hope things settle down and are back to normal soon.