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May 23

May 23rd, 2014 at 5:54 pm

May 23

Sometimes thunder
comes as a teenage boy,
reckless, loud,
a demolition derby in the clouds.
But today,
thunder is an old man,
hesitant, lurching
across the sky,
the pain of age
pulling at his bones.


  1. Simon
    June 5th, 2014 at 15:27 | #1

    Liked this very much. Isn’t ‘lurching’ a brilliant word?