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Lakes Of Fire



The California "lakes of fire" have a pious connotation.
They're like a blazing funeral pyre:
a hell on earth purgation.

The hungry monster's appetite is implacably voracious.
Consuming everything in sight,
it is greedy and rapacious.

The monster's coconspirator is the Santa Ana wind.
Generating cyclonic gore:
flagellating flames that exscind.

The monster's path is holocaust, a destructive conflagration.
Aggressively it does accost:
leaving the annihilation.

The heartless monster's preference is wholly indiscriminate.
For rich or poor no reverence,
it will simply obliterate.

The California "lakes of fire" have a pious connotation.
They're like a blazing funeral pyre:
a hell on earth purgation.

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