Fire in the Sky


Downpour empties overhead clouds,
leaves illumined husks
blazing against purple sky
during transient sunrise.

Cypress silhouettes call attention
to celestial fire-play as drifting fog
and stratocumulus merge,
provide a pink and gold light show.

Shape shifters morph, fleetingly glow,
fade to gray, brief radiance erased
by smudged thunderheads,
grumbling, incoming storm.

By Jennifer Lagier

pink and orange flames of clouds in morning sky


The author, Jennifer LagierJennifer Lagier has published ten books and in literary magazines. She taught with California Poets in the Schools, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate monthly Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Second Sunday readings. Forthcoming books: Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle), Forthcoming: Like a B Movie (FutureCycle Press, 2018).Click here to visit her website. Photo by the author.

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