Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Folly - 13/30 NaPoWriMo




Lightning never strikes the same place twice.
How finely the nature of those fuzzy
tines reflects a resonant trait
in the nature of their author.
As forks of antlered voltage
vie to illuminate the sky, reason
can read no more than a guess
in their puissant gesticulations.
The strikes may spark in the same
gray matter,
but the air that they’ll sunder
and the earth that they’ll cinder
defy any and all divination.
            Lightning never strikes the same place twice.
                                                Lightning
never strikes
the same place
      twice.
And the one that does propose
to know where the lightning’s strike
will glow
may find their very air alive
with their mistake’s incalculable static.

1 comment:

  1. Great use of the placement of your words on the page to make the lightning concrete. Also love the irony of the repetition of the phrase "lightning never strikes twice" throughout. Good piece!

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