Smokey horizon filters monuments from the past
ancient mountains uplifted or volcanic
just a wisp of blue haze
stretched into a jagged line
seen through the highway’s opening
among blackened limbs
on trunks now stakes
that yell in dark puffs of ash
their own signpost:
in the forest.
Fires rage through our forest with the change in climate; our state monitors and reports so we can all be aware. Washington State Department of Transportation provides and radio and website alerts, like this page for Loup Loup, Wa where this picture was taken.
Pay attention to the signs: they provide information, warnings, and detours. Be aware.
This post is part of the 2018 Summer #WriteOut in places, parks, poetry, and doodles with #Clmooc. Learn more at CLmooc blog and National Writing Project / National Park Service WriteOut