Eleanore Lee

Red Flag Warning

Tree at the window stirs in the growing breeze
Don’t block the road, they’ll be exiting the hills

Soft hum of air machine
orange-tinged leaves shimmering
yellow haze flowing
to dissolve in shade

Further notifications
Are sure to come
Did I stash the emergency pack?

Streaming
now
ping, text, ping, text
Rising wind
Birds circling the feeder
do they know?

Warning flicker
Up those slopes
dim lights on and off
Is that a radiant ring?
Glow streaming from far-off valleys
what is this?
Where will I go?

© Eleanore Lee

Eleanore Lee has been writing fiction and poetry in addition to working as a legislative analyst for the University of California. Her work has appeared in a range of journals, including Alabama Literary Review, Atlanta Review, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, and Tampa Review. She was selected as an International Merit Award Winner in Atlanta Review’s 2008 International Poetry Competition and also won first place in the November 2009 California State Poetry Society contest.

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