The Looming Fires of Odesa, poem by William Wright, Jr. at

The Looming Fires of Odesa

The Looming Fires of Odesa

written by: William Wright, Jr.



Howling through the dead winter night
Are the burning skylines
Beaten black and red
Under skies full of iron

No one looks away
Children race home red eyed
Through the bones of their colossus
To avenge her falling

The call for blood boils black
In their twisted stomachs
“Not one step back”
Sounding across the scarred country

This warning
Burns like a blood star rising
For the sons and daughters
Buried in her ashes

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