The Storm

 /   /  By Emma Birches
Stone Soup Magazine
January/February 2009

By Lincoln Hartnett

Brilliant splashes of yellow light
Spewing all corners of the earth
With a radiant glow of scarlet
Then darkness
A shield of gray
Then the rains
Pounding relentlessly
On the cold
Damp
Ground
The wind
Slowly growing
With every passing second
A clap of thunder
Vibrating the water-drenched ground
Then peace
The storm retreats.

The Storm Lincoln Hartnett

Lincoln Hartnett, 10
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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