Where the Thunder Goes

Where the Thunder Goes

A Golden Shovel after Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Kevin Kissane

Desert sand turns to glass where
zips of lightning land. It does

not trumpet a sound, but the
lapping of lyre-like thunder

holds still where the prairie dogs go,
and the rainstorm will sing when

wind rubs its paws clean on the glass. But it
only sounds til’ the last of the deluge dies

Fear takes bloom in the spots where
lightning shears through dry air. Does

it frighten you at all to know that the
thunder does not care? The thunder

will come and the thunder will go
when cloudbursts billow the sky, when

children pull blankets up over their eyes. It
scares what it dares, and the thunder never dies

Kevin Kissane