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Carol Gable, Harvester Road
9:30 am PST December 19, 2018

House is ash & rubble

Nothing remains but charred blackness.

White ash of cherished books

Now, after the rain, paper mâché.

Walls scorched and fallen in.

Everyday dishes in the dishwasher remain unscathed,

while favorite heirloom china is blackened and broken in pieces

Sadness that my neighborhood is now a charred ruin.

Green grasses on hillsides sprout signifying 

Renewal       Hope     Love      in all the brokenness

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