“A Spring Without…”

Clouded, Rainy Sky

Blissful, pollen-less spring days

Yet, floral bloom waits

- Michael Morales

“Ghost of Fire”

Smoke as thick as fog

Gray sun, silhouette

figures It lingers and spreads…

- Michael Morales

the answer to thirst

taken by the burning star

and met with desert

- Ahsan Chrishty

green consumed by red

the brown pillars now ruins

orange winds blow fast

- Ahsan Chrishty

I feel the silent

Suffocating smoke settle

Into my gray soul

- Aubrey Laughlin

Child of the river

Where I played a cheerless sign

Toxic: No swimming

- Aubrey Laughlin

“Fire”

Once a house, now burnt

Wildfire rolled through dry country

Memories in ashes.

- Terry Phimister

“Water”

Storm water pounds through

Town becomes a lake with boats

Status quo dissolves.

- Terry Phimister

“Delight”

Clouds dribble cold drops

of rain—finally, Earth’s dry

greedy mouth swallows.

- Rachel Crawford

Incendiary,

scorching all that it touches

only ash remains

- Bryant Sha

sizzle

sinister smolder

needles pine for damper days

scorched earth wood floor crisp

- C.J Prusi

splash

moist wet whisper well

fleeting drip drop secondhand

clean water cool world

- C.J Prusi

Small plastic bottles

On dessert sands after war

The battle goes on

- AJ MacKillop

Ash flecks on my lips

From far off fires right next door

Dark grey sky of sun

- AJ Mackillop

I don't know what warm-

Ing is about.

All I know Is that I'm freezing.

- Sarah Rahman

Bodies of water

Held by bones of soil and stone

Enlivened by light

- Jenny Walieck

“Novelty Item”

You gave me cool

and clear ice water in a glass

with holes in its side.

- Noelle Brada - Williams

“Raindrop Drip Drop”

Drip drop to the top

Until they will see... drip drop

Drip Drop I won’t stop.

- Cindy Le Nhu

“My fire”

Please stop using me,

Those California trees,

Please!!...help control me.

- Cindy Le Nhu