Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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The heat rose with humidity
convection updraft through
negatively charged clouds
crashing into positive upper
results: turbulent instability
emitting intense luminous
discharges of high energy
cracking flash of electrons
descends 10,000 amperes
touches earth, rises again
abrupt expansion of hot air
produces a loud, explosive
resounding noise, shakes
nerves, rattles thin windows
reminds, of a neighbor’s war
advance, death reverberates
yet sparks of life rejuvenate.

© Jan G. Otterstrom F. August 1, 2015