Hot Summer Night
in the dark heat
of a humid summer night.
Listening to the night sounds.
about life and people.
Things I do not understand.
Seeking clues, insight, understanding.
At first over the horizon,
now nearly upon me, silent no longer.
the sticky heat
becoming cooler and drier.
A welcome, yet frightening, change.
can come at a high price.
The storm, much closer now, threatens.
above the soaring clouds
Provide a calming cosmic perspective.
tendrils of light
spiral about in and out of the clouds.
Illuminating earth and sky in otherworldly light.
to the main event.
A searing bolt connects the earth and sky
A lingering flash.
An earsplitting blast.
The earth has been changed by the heavens.
I am but a small piece
of all that was, is, and will be.
God paint the sky
On “A Hot Summer Night”.
Painting and text © 2016 James Golaszewski