Like Tibetan Buddhists who fled from occupation,
only to spread their teachings throughout the world,
the giant sequoias welcome flames,
rising above their wildfire plight.

For flames open seeds,
make space for more light,
populating their wisdom
throughout the forest.

This is Nature’s way.
Trees that learned to breath fire,
stand in fire, survive fire.

Showing me anything
that can make peace
with danger like that.