Saturday, February 19, 2011

The home fires

 it happens this way

February the home fires burn
sometimes more than

the fire department volunteers
grab their turn out and
turn out

for another winter home fire
smoke sprouts from
the valley floor

tomorrow, cans with names
scribbled will say

your friends your neighbors
lost everything but the

the kid who works at the grocery
will gather emergency

the paper will declare the losses
the neighbors will make up
what happened

it happens that way