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The Looming Fires of Odesa

The Looming Fires of Odesa

written by: William Wright, Jr.

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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

William Wright

William Wright

William Wright, Jr. is an author who hails from Southeast San Diego and currently resides in Riverside, California. He is the son of two Navy veterans, Margo Wright and William Wright, Sr. He is also the youngest and the only boy among his two siblings, China Wright and Casaundra Camille Robinson, nee Wright. William has had the honor of being featured in various poetry anthologies and e-magazines. Many of his poems were published under the indie publishing houses: ‘Poets with Voices Strong’ and ‘Creative Talents Unleashed.’ Under the latter publication, he released two books of poetry. ‘The Slums of Nightfall’ in 2016 and ‘Rhythms of the Eternal Uprising’ in 2017. Today, William Wright is already hard at work on yet another collection, as well as a work of historical fiction.
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