a flash of white
streaks across the sky of night.
that sudden flare
had given you quite a scare.
pitter-patter of the rain
beats against the windowpane.
as you wonder
where oh where is the thunder?
rumbles in the dark
sound like an amusement park.
for thunder’s buddy lightning
is not all that frightening.
more like electrifying.
with no pun intended
so simply it had ended.
these streaks of white across the sky
like fireworks on fourth of July.
as the storm continues to creep
you finally begin to drift asleep.
while the clouds crash at midnight
your sleep harmonizes until first light.