Deep black space is speckled with birdcalls and falling water
until an ominous boom looms and the drumming of
rat-a-tat-tat - insect infestation or insistent rain -
is jarring and subsides in the darkness
a piano perforates the heavy steely rumble of trains and
we tumble up the keyboard to dissolve into sparkles
tiny firefly chimes swarm a cathedral
where a thunderous bell tolls and a woman wails
darkness ripples with whispers speaking in tongues
abruptly interrupted from the other side of my brain
elephants thunder and skies rumble – those pachyderms
trumpet to each other, storming through the night
until the sun rises, shimmering, louder, brassy golden,
the sound of heat, radiant shimmer of a zenith.