Hot Summer Night

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Hot Summer Night

Sitting

in the dark heat

of a humid summer night.

Listening to the night sounds.

Thinking

about life and people.

Things I do not understand.

Seeking clues, insight, understanding.

Watching

silent lightening.

At first over the horizon,

now nearly upon me, silent no longer.

Feeling

the sticky heat

becoming cooler and drier.

A welcome, yet frightening, change.

Uncertain

because change

can come at a high price.

The storm, much closer now, threatens.

Stars

still visible

above the soaring clouds

Provide a calming cosmic perspective.

Then

tendrils of light

spiral about in and out of the clouds.

Illuminating earth and sky in otherworldly light.

All

a prelude

to the main event.

A searing bolt connects the earth and sky

BAM!

A lingering flash.

An earsplitting blast.

The earth has been changed by the heavens.

I

have learned

I am but a small piece

of all that was, is, and will be.

As

I watch

God paint the sky

On “A Hot Summer Night”.

Painting and text © 2016 James Golaszewski

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