Looking for Signs in the Sky

Saturday, Noon to 5:00:
West wind
strong and gusting,
blasting around hills
and pine plantations,
striking at acute angles,
What is lost
to wind and hills
you never fully regain.

Sunday, 9:35 a.m.:
Calm and clear,
bright blue sky
with cumulous clouds.
Two insignificant wisps,
side by side, ephemeral
like you and I.

Monday, 3:16 a.m.:
A late October thunderstorm,
rain drumming on metal roof,
flash of lightning,
silhouetted tree and window
on my retina, image
of a very recent past.

Monday, sometime before dawn:
Walking the dogs before work.
More lightning, echoes and aftershocks.
Clover and Sisken in cone of light,
black with white patches
and white with black patches,
positive and negative images,
day and night, opposites,
like hope, and normal.


About Ray Sharp

Father, poet, triathlete, local public health planner
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One Response to Looking for Signs in the Sky

  1. joanna says:

    hope, and normal.

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