This evening, we finally got one of those summer storms ,
the kind that break up the season to make the heat tolerable.
We've had so little rain I had to go back to March
to find pictures to illustrate the weather.
When I looked outside, I saw raindrops making
little bits of watery shrapnel as they hit the sidewalk,'
and long, streaming rivulets pouring down
the sides of cars.
As the thunder rolled through Speedway,
and the lightning crackled, my shy and nervous
cat came to lie beside me, even noticing
the flickering of the lights and TV screen
when the power went out. Her big, green eyes
may as well have had question marks for
pupils as she tried to understand
why the noise outside made the change
to her little indoor world.
I could almost see little sparks flash
between her ears as the synapses fired,
a little kitty intellectual storm raging within,
as she contemplated the event.