This morning the roof was leaking
and I swear I felt the electricity
in the air just before the thunder
and lightning struck at the same time

I expected to look out the window
to find a tree split open and
swaying precariously on the power lines
as torrential sheets of rain shuddered past

But instead I went back to sleep
hoping the books on my shelf stayed dry
when I awoke the sun was shining
and the air was too thick to breathe