For some reason, being in the car is a source of inspiration for me. Also, it rains a lot this time of year in Texas.

Maybe we better get home... Image from Wikimedia by cjohnson7.

Maybe we better get home…
Image from Wikimedia by cjohnson7.


Gray roads rising

to lowering gray skies

Dark hand reaching for the earth

Black wheels turn

trailing a question


by bright bold white

lightning exclamation points–

which will happen first

destination reached

warm and dry

or the shadow cloud-fingers closing?

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

5 responses »

  1. Marcia says:

    I love it. And I can totally identify. This is what our skies have been looking like for the last week, every afternoon. The plants are so lush right now, and the woods so much greener than they’ve been for the last two years, when we were in drought mode. Everything is great, except I don’t like lightening.

    This poem captured the way these kinds of days make me feel, exactly. Great job!

  2. Regan says:

    That’s really pretty – and it feels like a storm

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