It is difficult to walk, when instinct screams ‘flee’
Smoke stalks; poisonous gas is in pursuit.
A mountain’s eruption consumes a village in North Sumatra
Indonesia is on its knees again.
Villagers fly on their feet to safer ground,
Home and farm and friends are behind the ash veil
Levels below the fiery lava.
Rural roads, blocked arteries of this heartland,
Pound with running, escaping, burning feet.
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