Fire drills

by Kate Djupe

Where there is this

there might be this

because we like firetrucks.  But you knew that already.

There are two houses near us that are being torn down for some sort of big box store (or nursing home or a lot of homes crammed into a little space or a strip mall).

Those houses were the latest training grounds for the Columbus firefighters. 

We know because we pulled to the side of the road to watch. Isn't this what all people do?

The scenes from this planned fire began to look like the images we see of war.

They are full of conflicting emotions.

The end.