She Flies Tonight



she flies tonight

embraces new tomorrows

bids a brief farewell

to yesterdays

she flies tonight

and for a time

suspends the world

in continental crossing

nothing lost

nor quite forgotten

while she flies tonight



All those posts on fire. This one most of all.  


At world’s end,

In beauteous land,

Natural element

Takes a stand,

Creating chaos

Where it dares,

Ribbons of fire,

Crimson flares.


Destruction wrought,

Promethean power

Smothers nature

Day and hour,

Fighting battle’s

Raging roar,

Anguished citizens’

Hearts full sore.


In thoughts and prayers

We offer you


And wishes true,

That all may cease

So peace to reign

In beauty’s bounty

Abide again.