Poetry Month: Sharing some verse

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I wrote this poem after reading about the 2020 Catalina fire near Oro Valley and watching a video that showed the remains of houses and buildings traveling down an empty riverbed covered in thick, black mud. Not being much of a poet, I’ve really just set about trying to capture imagery that I can tweak and use as a foundation in years to come, because, outside of sharing my poems with you, I’m not really sure what to do with them.

Thonis at Catalina

Scattered like memory

The earthen remains of a city

Carried at the head of water

Down a dry riverbed.


Minds forget completely

That dry, stalwart concrete pillars

Brushing the feet of the blue sky

Only stand so long.