Early Autumn thunder,
The thinning tree leaves let it in.
Their resistance is weaker, less resilient.
They nod their heads in confusion and look to each other for explanation as
Thunder rocks their roots and
Lightening sparkles in the air around them.
It is an unusual storm for Autumn as it
Comes in on strong northwest winds with the violence of a humid August storm,
As if needing to prove its might just one more time before
Winter’s cold takes its strength away.
Each season’s change is a mix of the one before and the one to come.
No wonder the trees look confused.