Spent Fury

On our descent the winds shifted

and hid the world we were returning to

under haze and smoke of distant fires

We walked along the spine of the world

down through tundra to the meadows below

and listened all the way to laughter in the trees

the voices of those hidden there

watching with us the ashes drifting down

and breathing in that acrid taste of stale heat

spent fury drifted on long winds to settle here

Some, like us, joined with the river flowing

down to places of forgotten dreams

chased away from outstretched fingers

at the first breath of morning

Got to spend the day hiking and driving through Rocky Mountain National Park. Absolutely one of the most breathtaking places I’ve ever been. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to see it. Gotta visit more National Parks!

Photo by boris misevic on Unsplash

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