Lord of Thunder

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”
— Langston Hughes
Yes, the rain does kiss me and sings me a song —
But it is the thunder that beats my head.
The rain soothes and makes sleepy,
but the drumfire of the storm incites my heart.
Why, O Lord of Thunder, are you here?
Do not speak to me — I do not wish to hear you!
posted from Austin, Texas