Forester, smokejumper, and wildland firefighter in Western United States. Also an amatuer poet.

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Lori Messenger Poems

Smokejumper Poem 4

The door of Jump 16 opens to an unnerving roar,
Swings aside and reveals five hundred acres of fire
Crowning in black spruce
Orange tongues of burning gases lick high into the air.... more »

Coming Home

Returning from fighting
the West End Fire,
I walked in to find
My daughter and my husband... more »

Strange Creatures

We are strange,
We travel in packs,
We have matching shirts and rituals.
Home is on the fire line... more »

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