up above the caldera
moon daze crater noise & steam
there’s lava there, molten hot red & burbling.
bubbling & spitting right up out of the ground.
see the smoke haze rise in great plumes of blue white magic.
we wander the rim can’t take our eyes off her
that’s when she blows
blows wide open orange cream severe
a nuclear explosion
an atom bomb
great pillows of white dioxin curdling crumbling collapsing
in on herself as a
taffy of gray with burning yellow crumb
crimson inside writhing skyward
plume of smoke up to the heavens
Pele speaking in fiery tongues
we gasp & awe
a musical bird of white burning plumage
the volcano giveth a song
sweet sunlit rhapsody
the earth transformed
before our very eyes