I captured lightning after years
Of trying—pulled the trigger when
Nothing was in my sight but fears:
The wandering fear suspended in black night,
The fear of women, fear of men,
The fear of failure, fear that fate
Had wanted clockwise circles then
When I instead passed right.
So I in darkness hoped the gate
Of gods retired from careers
Of rage would not unlock too late.
They turned the key—gave me this light.
March 31st, 2010 at 18:41
I like this a lot. 🙂
March 31st, 2010 at 19:16
I wrote this during a thunderstorm in Kawasaki, but it’s about the photograph I took of lightning when I was in Mongolia (it’s the photo in the header of my main page). It was the first (and only) time I was ever lucky enough with my timing to capture it.