4.24.2012

Thunderstorm Thoughts

The smell of burning fields fills up the night
Aromas ignite the darkness
The Sky shows its might
Strike after strike
Illuminating my room with strobing hues of blue
Bullets of rain ricochets off the windows
The metallic ting interrupted by electric eruptions
Fierce bolts of lightning light
Reveals clandestine outlines of black clouds
Neon arms reach down

 I ignore the time
I turn off the lights
Open all the curtains
I'm going to sit back and enjoy the show
I often forget that I have a front row seat
I often forget that I'm merely a wondering witness 
of this wonderful world


Washington State University Lightning Storm Pullman, Washington. A lightning storm forks over Washington State University. Ryan McGinty Photography Copyrighted. All rights reserved.