Last night it rained like crazy
and I couldn’t stop smiling.
I laid in bed,
listening to the downpour
right outside my window,
jumping a little with each
flash of lightning,
holding my breath
with each clap of thunder.

It’s such a wonder to me,
how the skies open up
and put on such a show,
with lights and action
while the happy earth gets drenched.

This fern was so thrilled,
she hung on to some raindrops
as souvenirs to remember
that great big,
wonderful thunderstorm.