A Quiet Root

We comb through hundreds of literary magazines to bring you one stellar poem or flash fiction piece every weekday.

“Love Poem: Wildfire Evacuation” by Ellery Akers

I love you in the smoke.
Even though the world has become shapeless.
Even though the smoke is full of particulates.
You can see fear when you rescue a spider,
drop a glass over it,
and it rushes from one rim to another.
Now we are like that. We are in danger.

Read it in Inner Forest Service

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