A Red Terror in the Mountains by William Wright, Jr.


A mountain flares to life

With the rolling blaze

Of a beastly curse



He glows with crimson scales


At the steel-plated swarms

In their thundering assault


They are meant

To spare what remains

Of the scorched sprawl of home

Their ever-green shires

In despair


The beast

He blares his wrath

As the armored unsheathe and storm

And savagery, boils in their blood


They charge into the fray

And are tragically engulfed

In bound, for eternity’s embrace


The serpent prevails once more

And claims the broad skies

From the bare blackened trees

That crumble, cascade, and weep


© William Wright, Jr.

Excerpt from the book Poetic Shadows

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