The fire came from the national forest, the firemen

pumping water from my brother’s pool later

said it jumped over his house and the street

roaring down the backside of the homes

opposite. The deer, fleeing this fire-

storm had only to run down the

street to save herself. Unable

to read a map she stayed in

front of the fire, pinning

herself in a steel fence

where the flames

cooked her.

This was no natural

disaster as nature didn’t

kill her. Men did, men who

started the fire and built the fence.