Reminders of the Fire

I've been surprised at how well the mountain has bounced back
from the 24th of July fire.
Green grasses are beginning to grow and trees that were thought to be dead
are coming to life.

But on my morning walks there are still reminders.
Reminders of the rush the firefighters were in to save out homes.
Gates were broken down and thrown to the side of the trail.

But all is well now.
The incident is far from most people's minds.

And once again I am thankful that it turned out the way it did
and that because minimal damage was done, 
we are able to forget with ease.

I heart fire fighters.
Although no one can go back
and make a brand new start,
everyone can start from now
and make a brand new ending.
-Carl Bard


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