cali fires

beaches and palm trees,
tanned sand, frothy turquoise waves,
smell of salt in air.

burnt plants, fallen trees,
charred to perfection, blackened,
gray smoke in the air.

beaches and palm trees,
red fire and black destruction,
the land of the burnt.

The fires in California are currently casting a heavy cloud on the atmosphere, both literally and figuratively. The sky outside is always gray, and it is the scent of smoke, not of salt, that hits you first. These fires are a warning of climate change; these fires tell tales of human destruction; and these fires can potentially burn California to a nice, charred perfection, until all that is left is blackened crisps.

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