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Deaths by firestorm descending

stairwells made of pallet stacked wood

the venue was an unsafe building

going roofward was no good.

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Conflagrationed death unyielding

getting out fast to beat the flames

flight and fear watch close walls melting

bodies as ashes have no names.

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Nine dead several dozen missing

they chose to follow the crowd

an exitless inferno about them hissing

melting life screams terror loud.

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While celebrants listen to electronic song

thick fire smells like burning oak

the orange element's embrace is strong

wrapping the party inside its cloak.

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Hellish arson, rebellious wires,

or careless smokers, some senseless reason

unimaginable horror death by fire

enshrouded during Christmas season.

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Stella L. Crews

12-03-16

114p

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On December 3, 2016, early morning, a fire swept a party venue in Oakland, California. (510) 332-4092 was painted on the front of the building.

 

~Lady A~