An Evening Storm

forecast stated storm warning
I opened the windows wide
felt the air’s restless churning

Hot & Humid
Cold Reprieve

they argued
forcing wind through my screen
where insects clung by the dozens,

I crawled in bed
windows open
and listened

Nature interrupted
her children’s dispute
driving tears
angry spanks of lightening
a booming voice of thunder

her reprimand was frightening

Hot & Humid
lost some steam

Cold Reprieve

they shook hands and agreed to sleep on it
through the night

I woke up
to sunshine streaming
windows opened wide

met the calm breeze
and flying insects
as Mother’s weathered children
danced together
in her morning arms


Words and Photography ©2017 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

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