For Old Man Thunder

“I can hear your whisper and distant mutter. I can smell your damp on the breeze and in the sky I see the halo of your violence. Storm I know you are coming.”
Robert Fanney

GE inventors test an indoor lightning generator for the 1939 - 1940 New York World’s Fair. Image courtesy of the New York Public Library archives and brought to life by Kevin Weir / flux machine. 

Transient Life.

It is with
the sweeping abandon
of thunder
and the stinging bite
of lighting
that the heart leaps;
beating wild
to a conundrum
that is offset,
which fears and thrills,
by the release
of passion,
so severely withheld
until the roar outside
provokes the flare inside,
and in the heady mix
of fierce power,
spirited temper,
propositioned fear,
and debilitated living,
does the soul tremble,
does the skin shiver
and the body
comes to life.


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