Clouds roll in from the south.
Dragon shapes, bear shapes.
reaching far up into the sky
Building steadily, grander, higher
So many of them.
Shapes casually merging
into a great stretch of darkening grey
Wind blows gentle at first.
Then stronger, harder,
It moans through the metal door frames
Thunder rumbles far away
But not for long
Here it comes, closer.
Sonorous and full.
Vivid flashes of lightning
illuminate the sky
Then the first droplets. Spit. Spat.
Until there's too many to count
Falling harder, faster.
Pinging off the metal balcony railings.
Clouds, wind, thunder, lighting, rain - the sky as one.
A discordant symphony of sound and light.
Exhilarating. Fierce, Life-giving.
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