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An Inevitable Death

An Inevitable Death

The sky cries scarlet tears
from bloodied white clouds 
forming across a sun’s fury
as it burns the earth
Its weeping sadly not enough
to douse the flames of disregard 

Neglect cheap
Blinding us to inconceivable perils
now impossible to reverse
An inspired carpet of verdant forest floor
destroyed by the punishing wrath
of an angry creator


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Dry as a Bone

Dry as a Bone

Sun bleaching bones
to a brilliant white
Carcass long gone
In 120 degrees Fahrenheit

Separated from his herd
Some time ago
Never seeing them again
He headed to the oxbow

The stream had dried up
Nothing left to drink
Wandering aimlessly
He had to think

Planetary conditions harsh
His skin burning
Heat games in his mind
became more disturbing

His hide was drying out
Hydration a faraway dream
Weakness in his legs
Now beyond extreme

He fell to the ground
Wishing the dizziness to stop
As he drew his last breath
He felt the first raindrop

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt – Bone

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