Brian Oliveri

Animal Silence

I had written a large book of poetry that of which I have narrowed down to 175 poems.

Someone, lit a flaming forest fire
peoples unwanted wish, or desire
hot ashes piling up on streets
fire truck hoses, flame defeats
daylight October, orange sky
people losing everything, cry
battles to be fought,
arsonists to be caught
days long, spreading heat
homeowners garden hoses, retreat
strong westerly winds, died down
making headline news all over town
spreading wild across the land
gusts, self feeding and fiery fanned
controlling the damages fast
from clear blue skies to ashes overcast
unsafe homes, inhabitants afraid
families homeless shelters made.
Evolutionary, disaster death sense,
terrified creatures, and animal silence