White flashes from gray clouds,
Shots through green leaves, brown limbs.
Gulf storm, river storm lightning.
Their V’s, silent sling-shots ….
Then, rain on cracked earth,
Rain on street-light-lit asphalt ….
A man stares at the
Microwave’s blue, time winding.
“Time in a bottle,” plays ….
A family shatters on the Upper Great Plains ….
Northern white light boxes ….
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, late June 2012