Lori Messenger Poems
- Strange Creatures We are strange, We travel in packs, We ...
- Smokejumper Poem 4 The door of Jump 16 opens to an unnerving ...
- Coming Home Returning from fighting the West End Fire, I ...
- Fire Lines Turning you hold your arms up My eyes touch where...
- Bad Stuff Happens Bad stuff happens on the fire line, You ...
- The Worst Is Still To Come You flirt And consort with ...
- Land Conversion On the chaise lounge Beer in hand Watching ...
Forester, smokejumper, and wildland firefighter in Western United States. Also an amatuer poet. more »
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We are strange,
We travel in packs,
We have matching shirts and rituals.
Home is on the fire line
Where disaster is a familiar face.
When reinserted into conventional society
We are lost and confused
Like an undiscovered tribe
Transported to Manhattan.
And we deal with it by resorting to