Patient Storm

Written by: Paula Swanson

Thunder shakes bitter rain from distant clouds,
while, as if in pain, they roil across the heavens.

Lightening licks the jagged mountain rim,
leaving behind a burning kiss, that scars.

All the while, wind cries out,
releasing anger to send debris flying.

And here I stand, watching it all,
patiently waiting to feel that first drop.