Nat Z. Punx

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Notion On Noah - Poem by Nat Z. Punx

last week the highs were in the sixties
this week lows in the sixties
i watch the sky tonight
but i won't learn the names of the stars
or their patterns
it will kill something
that i won't let die
i want the stars to remain what they really are
no need to name the stars
we have the sattelites
and GPS
i like storms alot though
i am a scientist of sorts
crude barbaric uneducated
but i like to observe
and make predictions
second to second
minute to minute
and see what happens
will that front stall east or west of the city
how much time will pass between the smell of rain
and the rain
this one was mutant though
not violent
but powerful just the same
biggest lightning i've seen in my life
not in sky filling spiderwebs
but thick solid light beams
long duration discharges
ripping the darkness
then would bounce back and forth
between the clouds
like a pitcher
warming up his next throw
it came in from the north
in sort of an L shape
the west side
would come out
race ahead, stall
then fill back in east
thick blue-chrome arcs
i thought the substation was hit twice
i only live a block from it
ive seen it go before
this was big lightning
the flashes were that bright
the rain was hard middle weight pelts
not big lazy thoppers
or tinny hail-sleet
mean hard bullets from the sky
somewhere i read that
we have had the most idealic weather in the planet's history
for the last seventy years
i know we didnt save for a rainy day
and i know it's not your problem or mine
i think it will be a beautiful show
with horrific consequenses
i think if noah were alive today
he'd chain himself to the shrine of the martyr
and sing i wish it would rain

Comments about Notion On Noah by Nat Z. Punx

  • Joe Breunig (7/22/2006 8:26:00 AM)

    An enjoyable write; well done. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/14/2006 11:27:00 PM)

    Great poem. Maintain that sense of the mystical when observing the stars. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 14, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 1, 2007

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