“lightning colors”

Written for:  The Twiglets #289 - lightning colors

Zig-zag from stark
white to streaks of
purple electric
splitting the sky.

Dog's eyes become
widened white orbs,
ears at attention
when lightning flashes 
and thunder booms.

her face gleams gold
as she stares up at the sky
colored by lightning

      He had an idea for their ceiling
    where old yellowed paint was peeling.
       Painted bolts of lightning
       his wife found frightening.
She painted white streak, bandaid for ceiling's healing.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to “lightning colors”

  1. Misky says:

    Lovely, all of them.


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