I saw smoke as my bus turned the corner towards my stop. As we got closer, I saw that there was a fire in the field right in front of my house. It was putting up a lot of smoke, but it wasn't threatening any of the houses. It was just burning some of the palm trees and trash. Nobody rushed to put it out. Even the attendants at the nearby gas station were more curious than worried.
I'm not sure how I feel about it. On one hand, it's a shame that so many beautiful plants and trees were destroyed. On the other hand, that area attracts quite a few drug addicts. Maybe without the cover of trees, they'll move on to hang out somewhere else. It'd be nice to be able to walk down my driveway without stumbling over crackheads.
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