The inspiration for this poem was a “prescribed burn” that was close enough to my home for the smoke to blow in the windows and set off my allergies. (Photo from Pixabay.)
Sudden allergic reaction
Strong smell of smoke outside
Closed windows quickly
Eyes itching, throat burning
Local fire department is doing a “prescribed burn”
Goal is to burn dead, dry, vegetation
Under watchful eye of firefighters
To prevent massive fire later
I get it.
Last year’s fire season was bad
But, why does making things safer for others
Have to cause me such agony?
Another day lost to allergy medications
Fire Season is a post written by Jen Thorpe on Book of Jen and is not allowed to be copied to other sites.
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