She scrabbled across the coarse asphalt

beneath a dome of

steel gray sky and

naked trees with

their branches thrown up

like arms in a hold-up

A cacophony of crows

flew past

looking down and

laughing at her efforts

Cuts and blood

mittened her hands

as she grasped

for individual pieces of flint

hoping to light a spark

Naked trees by miguel_out, on Flickr

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic License by miguel_out


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