Cumulo Nimbus

May 21, 2010

High clouds materialize above
a marble pile of earth
the summer air crackles with
heat and anticipation

a momentous space
between the clouds
reveals Orion and his
belt three stars wide

everyone knows what’s coming
darkened and grey forms
the heavens are ready to tear
the veil of the sky in two
the stage is set and the
players ready themselves

a streak of light
miles long in the air
rolling over us

then, of course, we
hold our breath and
begin to count
how far away were we?
how close were we to
nature’s terrible fury?
one one thousand
two one thousand
three one-

there it is

I guess we weren’t
as far away as we
thought we were



One Response to “Cumulo Nimbus”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    not your best work, but i like it

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