Cranston fire 🔥

Clouds of smoke gather
Off in the distance, watching
Fire consumption
Winds urging the flames
Reeking havoc in its path
Devastating all
Idyllwild, our place
To meet for a fall retreat
Writing oasis


Once again
I find myself standing
Looking in to admire
Her inner beauty
Illuminating everything
That’s classically hidden
Behind a sturdy exterior
Made of steel

I begin to reflect
On polished effects
Side-by-side, sinking
As temperatures rise
She remains cool
As a cucumber inside
Protecting my food


…and then there’s mine ❤️ Full of everyday condiments you gotta have.