A Stormy Night

Lightning flashes in the skylightning flash
Electric crackling in the air
Thunder closer with each minute
We unplug from the rest of the world
To enjoy the real world
This moment
With my love by my side
Dogs at our feet
The old one,
Sire to many,
close and trembling
His long-time fear
well founded
wounded by a loud bullet from a mean neighbor’s  gun.
Momma dog
hiding from her puppies,
Except for the one that followed her here
The cute little runt
I should take that puppy back to the barn
Before she thinks this is home


The rain pours down
Slow at first
The fire we started
Valiantly fighting against the rain
Tucking itself under the pile of brush
I collected today
Struggling to ignite
To burn bright


But the rain
And wind will win
Coals hiding
Buried in ash
Waiting for the storm
To pass


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