The curtains are drawn across the stage
Lights fade out slowly
Till total darkness prevails
ZAP! strobe lights and kettle-drums:
Actors riot across the stage!
Radiant–even through the darkened screen
Drama unfolds before unblinking eyes
Shielded by the pouring rain
The sky–a chameleon:
Red, Orange, Black,
Interspersed by violent white.
The darkness looms, occasionally,
Lights soon return, and zigzagging paths
Mark the stairway to heaven.
Lights go off, come on again...
The darkness has not a chance.
I turn off my night light
Staring through a shut window
At Ma Nature's spectacular display
Act one is over, the curtain reopens
The stars come out, their time for hiding has past.
It's the clouds, this time-
The wind appears - a major player,
The earth heaves a sigh of dry relief
Black turns to grey, and grey to white
But not for long, the show must go on
So the curtains will be drawn,
The spotlight will come on,
Act Two will follow, And three...
And four... And five...