The ongoing soundtrack of fire and smoke transform these western skies into a horror movie.
Reruns of choked air stumble zombified before our eyes, casting the sun in an eerie Halloween glow, making high noon a vast jack-o’-lantern on heaven’s porch step.
Our shadows don’t even tag along as we wander outdoors amidst a climate that’s changed into apocalyptic clothing.
And so we bide our time, counting the falling ashes, waiting for rains whose every wet syllable is aria.
Rains unafraid to bed down in dark forests.
Rains unshy in the ways of turning burned skies clean.