Lighting strikes

A flash then a crack

Scary frightful invigorating

…Cowering

 

Under covers darkness sought

Bright light is no good

Peer over to check if safe

Soon hiding again

 

Longer pause this time

Run! Run fast

Don’t let the lightning capture

Move when loudest is safest way

 

Though its scariest just move!

 

Got around the corner

And FLASH

 

Got to safety.

Pry hands away from eyes

Running again, terrified

 

Reach the door and grab knob

Tear soaked hands tremble and fumble

Finally it opens

 

Stumble

Yelp

Jump

To safety warmth and comfort

 

The lightning got me I mumble

 

A figure shifts

An arm reaches out

 

Big sign and snuggle down

Love beats lightning

Every time.

 

I am a sophomore this year and I am minoring in ASL while majoring in Radiology. I have two cats and I enjoy reading and writing in my spare time.