Sunday, August 16, 2015

Distant Lightning

a shock-white message
flashes soundless
in the distance

beauty electric
powered abundant
sears through softness
without burning
and brands
in our mind’s eye
the promise
of enormity and legend

for soul survival,
divine jump-start for art
fused from
primal power
that binds
even the most modern
to the ways
of the caves

sit in the dark
and watch the coming storm
let it draw strength
and blaze endlessly

delight in seeing it
char off
the soft false shell

to let truth in beauty be reborn