"PIKA!" The blue-white light of
the heat wave--
Never in heaven or on earth had humankind
In an instant all burst into flames
ruins were ablaze.
The dead silence of the vast desert
Some fell senseless under fallen debris,
others desperately digging out.
All consumed by the crimson.
Glass shards pierced bellies,arms and
People fell and were taken by the fire.
"Hurry! Get out,quick!" someone
"I can't!" came the mother's
from beneath the heavy beams.
"Then,the child!" the other
"You must escape yourself! My
will be die with me.
She would only be lost streets."
Helping hands were pushed away.
And mother and child were devoured
flames of vermillion.