Monthly Archives: February 2020

red shift

Today is proving more difficult than I had anticipated. Now that the fog and cloud have lifted we are left with the smoke haze, which renders the light orange. The same light I remember from the 7th February 2009. Although it distresses me, I find I cannot look away from its strange glow. It has been haunting me all summer, so why should today be any different?

red shift

red-shifted light
reaching us from distant stars
is evidence
of an expanding universe

today our home star’s light
is once again auburn
waves reflected by
airborne remnants of the land

aerosolised forest, homes
the smoke holds even the lungs
of creatures, who once
breathed clean air

a summer of warnings
Instagrammable sunsets
P2 masks, closed windows
and contracted lives