Wildfire

Spreading like wildfire,
Sweeping everything in its way,
Novel coronavirus had a big say,
The eastern states were humbled,
That was the first quarter. 😢

Some went Woodward,
Others went wayward,
Spiraling into the untoward,
The Midwest stumbled,
Unfolded thus the second quarter. 😢

The flames turned into wildfire and leapt westward,
Aided by heat, strong wind and follies of humankind,
Consuming pristine woods like there is no tomorrow,
Leaving behind trail of destruction and sorrow,
Not quite done yet in the third quarter. 😢😭

As we look ahead,
Not yet out of the woods,
People trying to pick up the pieces,
Will we rise from the ashes like a phoenix,
Will the situation improve in the fourth quarter? 🙏