September 13, 2020
Who Do You Believe
When the flames come for you?
“Answer me!” Dark eyes–
Spit in your face.
“If you don’t support Antifa you support Fascists!”
What? Are you kidding me? I’ve wondered for years,
What was it like in the days,
Before the war…now I know.
History comes full-circle once again.
And here I am staring point-blank into a faceless name
She told me I’m not intelligent enough to understand the metaphor
“BURN IT DOWN!”
An allegory–she said.
For three long months we’ve endured their
Calling us the enemy–
“Death to Fascists!” A metaphoric allegory mostly peaceful…
“BURN IT DOWN!” as Antifa threw fireworks at police officers.
Who are we to believe?
Officials tell us to blame
This morning the sun didn’t rise and it’s cold outside–unseasonably cold.
Who do you believe when it’s a matter of life and death?
Today we, like many others, are preparing to evacuate as we have a “fire weather” warning. For the past fifteen years my husband and I have diligently worked to reduce fuels around our home in a badly neglected beautiful forest. We’ve watched as nature eagerly responds to loving care. Trees chocked by underbrush competing for valuable resources grow healthy and strong…maybe our efforts have not all been in vain. And maybe God has forsaken us.