Our Prayers Answered, Damn It

A tornado near Anadarko, Oklahoma.

A tornado near Anadarko, Oklahoma. Via Wikipedia

When afternoon arrived,
the sun had fired morning
into a cumulonimbus alloy
of power and potential.
We looked up at the
cloud tops to see if summer
forged an anvil upon which
it would clang out sparks
and pound down thunderclaps
that’d serve as overture or
accompaniment to the weaving
of wind and water with want.
Should the clouds gray up,
covered with the soot of
Satan’s fires, if Heaven
might go all ablaze because
Hell just froze over, hopefully
the demon’s tail doesn’t fall
to ground, collecting our
bone-dry souls when all we did
was pray for rain.

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