Summer Thunderstorm

Another evening thunderstorm, making its presence known
Knocking out the power, leaving us in total quiet and growing darkness

Resisting the urge for light, we forgo the candles and flashlight
Choosing instead to snuggle tightly on the couch and just listen

The pitter-patter of the rain above is constant, almost soothing
Till a flash of white brillance, then disheartening rumbling

I try to figure the distance, counting off the seconds
While you nestle closer within my warm, safe arms

Occasional wind gusts blow the windows, rattle the shutters
Sending a chill all over, drawing you in even closer

Then the violence subsides, the gentle rainfall resumes
I get up and open the window, look out thru the screen

Immediately I am awashed in the smell of the rain
That sweet, damp freshness that promises renewal, hope

Suddenly I'm startled, your arms slide around my waist
Feeling your head resting softly on my bare back, tickling hair

Soft kisses then begin, with the occasional brush of your nose
Sending tingles up and down my spine, desire swelling

Turning to face you, I look into your darkened face
Seeing the outline of your beauty in the fading twilight

Our lips meet, soft kisses at first, then building in urgency
I scoop you up, carrying you in my arms up to bed

Outside the storm continues, the romantic music plays on
First lulling our minds, then seducing our bodies, and finally rekindling our hearts

Written by LeColonel
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