Night Storm.

Awake. For a while now.

Counting out callipers
between the

that chalks the bedroom in a Blitzlicht flash.
BOOM —- shaking the earth. rolling out thickly to the north.

Then it comes.
leeward slanting rain stings on windows
rattles in gutters
I can feel the thickness of it.
Pushing down in heavy trashcan chords.

The dog snuffles and shifts in minor annoyance. Which I am grateful for.
For a long while we are both still.
Passing through it.

with a thrown switch quickness it all tapers off to slow
smells, and

Haven’t heard them give up thanks since last year!

I sleep soon amongst their busy legs.

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