A Storm in San Mateo

Written by: Nick Vasquez

Give to me the lightning 
of your thought, 
and tie it with the thunder 
of your cry. 

All life will see the fury 
yet untaught, 
of nature caught within 
the knowing eye. 

Yet seeing darkness in 
that angry cloud, 
will empower the senses full 
and wide and free.

Still earth will shudder 
in its thoughts aloud, 
disturbing reverence of 
all minds that see. 

Fierce, loosened rain startles 
the racing river, 
flashing its run, reflecting 
as the sky. 

Caught in light, the mountains 
slightly shiver, 
As lustrous silver 
quivers, high on high.