Shrub Desert... Individuality
Airplane crash ghosts
crow-scream into so many memories
until those who remember are also ghosts.
Today a blue-lavender sky
and tomorrow you will notice
thick plastic panic handles
above windows inside some cars.
This evening a cheap predator
whistle to play a rabbit-in-agony
song for local coyotes.
This poem and others from the 2015 fire season in Washington State are included in Red Shuttleworth's Woe to the Land Shadowing, a book published by Blue Horse Press... available on Amazon.