II FIRE (1950)


"PIKA!" The blue-white light of the flash
the explosion--
the force--
the heat wave--

Never in heaven or on earth had humankind experienced this.


In an instant all burst into flames and the ruins were ablaze.

The dead silence of the vast desert broken.


Some fell senseless under fallen debris, others desperately digging out.

All consumed by the crimson.


Glass shards pierced bellies,arms and legs were lost.

People fell and were taken by the fire.


"Hurry! Get out,quick!" someone shouted.

"I can't!" came the mother's cry from beneath the heavy beams.

"Then,the child!" the other shouted.

"You must escape yourself! My child will be die with me.
She would only be lost streets."

Helping hands were pushed away.


And mother and child were devoured by swift flames of vermillion.


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