A Poem by Omar Shamsi
Sunshine, mist, and spray.
A California life.
A dream in the sunshine.
The redwoods stand as the fires flames are fanned.
As the earth is still but parts ways.
As the Holy Fire burns acres.
As the water washes up against the shores.
As the tides ebb and flow.
As the air is heavy with mist and clear with sunshine and heat.
California from the coast to the mountain tops and valleys in between.
Rivers and lakes.
Fires and smog.
Fresh air and salty sea sprays.
Fresh earth, sand, stone, salt, and silt.