top of page
  • Writer's pictureDon Rearden

Fire Starter

my neighbor brought a box

narrow strips of leftover cedar

fresh cut, ends poking out

the smell fills our small home 

kindling, he said

and before I stack

pieces into the stove's belly

I sniff each board

and burn with guilt 

23 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

then in came the winds screaming down the mountain the giant hemlock shaking angry as us all that the end of April feels like the end of Fall and now snow does with the gust white whirling snow devils

I didn't drink coffee until after highschool that summer I took a new job at River Marina first morning on the job Pat Jennings, my new boss asked, "Do you drink coffee?" I shook my head "Well, then y

bottom of page