tuesday || day 248

we wake to an orange glowing sun
as ash falls from the sky from the fire on Mt Rainer
it covers our cars and the deck, tiny particles of trees and leaves
the smoke lies over our neighborhood and does not move
it is quiet out, because everyone is staying inside
the air is hot, and stagnate, my eyes sting
and my throat hurts but mostly my heart aches,
as water and fire cause havoc across our county
so many lives interrupted, living in a holding patterns
waiting for help and relief,
tonight there are prayers for brave firefighters
and all who help and are putting their lives on hold to help
tonight i will go to bed feeling very blessed
and looking for more ways we can help