Poemdog

Dogs 2019

JANUARY THUNDER
(1/11/19)


we knew
that winter
would return

cold air
pushing out
the unseasonably
warm

crowding
the moderately moist
weather
of the last
several days

however
we did not
expect
the resulting
spring-like storm

the dark
churning
sky

but oddly
the disturbance
does not generate
the long
rolling peals
of those
warmer months

these are
sporadic

staccato
bursts
of sound

more like
random
car collisions
on a busy
boulevard

and with
no lightning
evident

we question
our hearing

our conclusions

but of the
frigid rain

soaking
us

chilling
us

we have
no doubt