Out of nowhere in the middle of the night
came a great big thunder
and a great big light
it traveled fast down the mountain
chasing about
with fury and rage carving a route.

The light flashed bright the sky
and the sliver of moon
and the thunder rocked the flowers
that napped in their bloom
as the earth shook astounded
at the sudden assault
and all those who turned
became pillars of salt.

Out of nowhere in the middle of the night
when all was quiet
save for souls in their flight
the sky broke open and out of the dark
there appeared out of nowhere
a great bright arc.

It stretched up above reaching
further and higher
as it rooted itself in a puddle of fire
and it traveled across
the broadness of space
and anchored itself
on my head with such grace.
© Yakira Shimoni Fulks
March 11, 2000 | Hollywood Hills, California
Sundays at The CoveKira’s Art

Out of Nowhere ©Yakira Shimoni Fulks—Kira Art and Poetry