Rekindling

What if we had known then/ we could bloom a flame like this? -Jared Stanley, "Civilian" Where to begin when remembering, rekindling a world? I could start with the clothes, the shabbiest of uniforms: briar-shredded fire-splashed Nomex, faded yellow and green; helmets; black leather boots. Goggles, leather gloves, bulging pockets. Team sweatshirts with knowing slogans: "Eco-Burners." "Tough …

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