This is a poem in response to the Sunday Mini-challenge from the Imaginary Garden. I was motivated to write this piece based loosely off from David Huerta's "Fruit." Enjoy!
|"Lightning Awareness" from the DKI Blog|
A single flash covers the sky in white
Streaking across the blackened surface
For a moment there is silence...
A loud clatter ripples through the dry air
Signaling the seconds that went by
One, two, three.. it must be four miles.
Then the canvas is turned over one page
And the sequence begins to light anew:
Peeling itself from the parchment,
Like a lightning bolt on strike,
The flash ignites.
Shadows cover the flipping of each turn
Within the binding of the curve,
And when the singe begins to calm
The bare fruits of necessity come out.
This is a chapter of lightning.
Question for the Reader: What spark of lightning pops out of nowhere and surprises you?