SOMEONE PINCH ME – I Think I’ve Woken Up On Mars

From my bed,
waning moon
across a velvet sky.
A planet
shimmers nearby,
far above 
the earth
my head.

The Blue Marble rotates

Woke up
7:00 a.m.
to pumpkin spice darkness
it took only one dream and half a nightmare
to travel the
forty-three point seven five six million miles
to the red planet.
Do I still need a mask?

California wildfire smoke has been visibly in the air in the San Francisco Bay Area for a while now, but NEVER like this. Although it looks super creepy, apparently, the fog acts like a buffer. The smoke rests above it. My own photos don’t do it justice so …

This shot is from my daughter’s house in Vallejo, CA at 9:00 am this morning

And this one, 10:00 am, where she works as brewmaster at the Mare Island Brewing Co.

On that note, I’ll leave you with a find by Rosi Hollinbeck, writer, blogger, children’s book reviewer extraordinaire. It probably speaks for all of us.

 ❤ Be Well, Dear Reader ❤

About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.
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13 Responses to SOMEONE PINCH ME – I Think I’ve Woken Up On Mars

  1. Wow. The smoke is much worse there than here. Stay safe and stay inside. Take care of yourselves.


  2. Susanne says:

    Scary, Donna. Take care.


  3. Victoria says:

    Do you have your spacesuit ready?


  4. Lyn says:

    That looks just like our South coast at the beginning of the year. So utterly terrifying. Yes, I think we all feel a bit like the sentiments of that sign.


  5. This is fantastical. I keep wishing I could send the West Coast some of the extraordinary amount of water we’re getting here on the Gulf Coast.


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