Cloudburst

Thanks to Daniel Lincoln for this striking image

Silent, waiting
the exhaled breath
of oceans once bound to earth
sidles up to rupture point,

tips out its tattle to gloss stone,
stutters on lawns,
makes lakes shiver, paints black seams
in muddy tracks,

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Laura Sheridan

Laura Sheridan

I write to entertain, explain…and leave a tickle of laughter in your brain.