Each month, write a new collection.
2,000 fires started that day I got lost near the Elephants Back, I could see a mountain but where’s Elephants Back. I got thrown off by a 50 yard wide stretch of snow. So I wandered cross country because I didn’t know much then. And I started following a fisherman’s trail that ran the length of a stream and it came to a lake that was a mile round and on the other side was a horsewoman grooming her horse. I asked her where I was and she told me but I didn’t believe her. I didn’t know much then. Except there was one thing I did know. I used to carry a half pint of milk and some cookies. When I got lost I would sit down and have something to eat. Philosophize about being lost. It’s a pretty good jag, sitting down and thinking ruefully. June 21, 2008. The sky turned dark black and there was lightning and fire everywhere for the entire length of California. The reason there are no really old cabins? They all burn down.
Firebughe showed me how tostart a field firetake a matchout of a bookslip it into the headsget a pile of dry grasslight the match, itgives you time toget away before thebook bursts into flamesHe was the one who burntthe High School librarydropped in throughthe skylightI’m not one for book burningbut I’m also not a snitch