June 3, 2012 Sunday Whirl #59


Sunday Whirl  #59

New Mexico Thunderstorm

At the edge of the desert

You stand at the beginning

As you look at the horizon

You recognize the glow

You have seen it before

You crouch as if

To see it more clearly

Lightening burst across the sky

The world is split around you

There is a crash of thunder

Again like a chisel

Splitting the world

On one side you are whole

On the other

Your heart is pierced

And yet still beats

You crumple to the desert floor

And realize you are

Bloody and bruised

You draw all of your strength

To stand again

To begin again

At the edge of the desert

A wildfire burns

Note: Today a wildfire still burns in the south, the largest in New Mexico history, started by lightening.  The wind has it out of control.  It is said, it can be seen from space.