Dogs 2010

SPRINGTIME PORTENT
(3/9/10)


thunderstorm watch
they say

it is
getting close
to Spring again
in Tornado
Alley

I like
the feel
in the air

to say electric
would be
too obvious

there is such
a highly charged
latent potential
churning in the clouds
that my hair
attempts
to escape
my body

the unpredictability
permeates
my being
lifting me
to catastrophic
expectations

my wide smile
hardly contains
the inner
maniacal laughter
generated by
the atmospheric insanity
arcing across my
cerebral cortex

having disaster
hang so closely
above my head
is kinetic crank
for the soul

I watch
the thunderheads
rising higher
in the sky
along
with my
expectations

a loud
clap of thunder
right now
would cause me
to shit
my pants
in delight