The forest fire outside our house

I lie in bed and turn my head
to see your face illuminated by
the forest fire outside our house.

I ask if you need anything at the store,
since I plan on going after work tomorrow
to get some bread and apples.

You blink a few times, shake your head,
say you’re not sure, too tired to think,
but will tell me if you think of anything.

I kiss you goodnight, tell my phone
to close the curtains, block the growing light from
the forest fire outside our house.

18 thoughts on “The forest fire outside our house

  1. That fire suggests many possibilities: an actual fire, or social turmoil in the community, or something personal to the couple. Leaves me wondering. (I suspect you meant “your” instead of “you” in line seven.)

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